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Re: Receiving notifications from SQL Server 2000 that data changed

Subject: Re: Receiving notifications from SQL Server 2000 that data changed
From: MobileMan
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2006 12:15:02 -0700
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.sqlserver.notificationsvcs
Thanks Joe ... this is pretty close to what we're looking for - great 

Let me ask you if there's a way to take SQL Server 2000 and have it send out 
"notifications" to an application that we would create that simply listens 
for these (or "events" in the sense of the word like .NET programatic events 
used to indicate something has happened, such as a user clicked a button, a 
Form changed size, or a communications channel was closed, as quick 

Instead of each table firing a trgger which adds a row into a "notification 
table" for each added/modified/deleted row (as described in the article), and 
then our program "polling" the notification table to determine what happened 
... what we're attempting to do is create an application that is smart enough 
to tell us a row of data changed, instead of the application having to poll 
the DB.  For performance reasons we're hoping to find a way to stay informed 
of database changes, but without polling.  These notifications could be in 
the form of e-mails, which was mentioned in the SQL 2005 documentation I 
read, but we'd prefer for the notfication to be in the form of an actual 
"event" to keep performance at the highest level possible.

Perhaps we'd have to create an application that resides of the SQL 2000 box, 
that would listen for these notidications or events, then our "listening 
applicaiton" could fire real .NET events from the SQL 2000 box to our other 
application which is interested in these changes of data????  

Forgive my silly ideas - we're just trying to determine how best to 
accomplish this.

I would love to hear your thoughts about what I've written here.  Again, 
thanks for you help with this Joe,

Markus Anderson (a.k.a the Moble Man)
Stay Mobile

"Joe Webb" wrote:

> Something like this, perhaps? 
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> On Wed, 27 Sep 2006 15:19:01 -0700, MobileMan
> <[email protected]> wrote:
> >What is the best way to be notified, from SQL Server 2000, that a row was 
> >added, deleted, or modified in another application?
> >
> >I'm a competent C# developer, but a "babe in the woods" when it comes to SQL 
> >Server.  I have been reading about the Notification "engine" in SQL Server 
> >2005 and am looking for something similar for a SQL Server 2000 setup.
> >
> >We have an application that uses SQL Server 2000 for data storage.  When a 
> >new record is created or deleted, or an existing record modified we want to 
> >somehow "notify" another application of this fact.
> >
> >In a perfect world we would sent an "event" from SQL Server 2000 to the 2005 
> >server, or even better to another application that is listening for events 
> >from the 2000 server.  If our "listening application" can receive the event 
> >then we can handle things from there.
> >
> >Any suggestions or thoughts are greatly appreciated.  Thanks for your advice.

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