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Find-DbaTrigger

Author Claudio Silva (@ClaudioESSilva)
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS

 

Synopsis

Returns all triggers that contain a specific case-insensitive string or regex pattern.

Description

This function search on Instance, Database and Object level. If you specify one or more databases, search on Server level will not be preformed.

Syntax

Find-DbaTrigger
    [-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [[-Database] <Object[]>]
    [[-ExcludeDatabase] <Object[]>]
    [-Pattern] <String>
    [[-TriggerLevel] <String>]
    [-IncludeSystemObjects]
    [-IncludeSystemDatabases]
    [-EnableException]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Find-DbaTrigger -SqlInstance DEV01 -Pattern whatever

Searches all user databases triggers for "whatever" in the text body

Example: 2
PS C:\> Find-DbaTrigger -SqlInstance sql2016 -Pattern '\[email protected]\w+\.\w+'

Searches all databases for all triggers that contain a valid email pattern in the text body

Example: 3
PS C:\> Find-DbaTrigger -SqlInstance DEV01 -Database MyDB -Pattern 'some string' -Verbose

Searches in "mydb" database triggers for "some string" in the text body

Example: 4
PS C:\> Find-DbaTrigger -SqlInstance sql2016 -Database MyDB -Pattern RUNTIME -IncludeSystemObjects

Searches in "mydb" database triggers for "runtime" in the text body

Required Parameters

-SqlInstance

The target SQL Server instance or instances. This can be a collection and receive pipeline input

Alias
Required True
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value
-Pattern

String pattern that you want to search for in the trigger text body

Alias
Required True
Pipeline false
Default Value

Optional Parameters

-SqlCredential

Login to the target instance using alternative credentials. Accepts PowerShell credentials (Get-Credential). Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication, Active Directory - Password, and Active Directory - Integrated are all supported. For MFA support, please use Connect-DbaInstance.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Database

The database(s) to process - this list is auto-populated from the server. If unspecified, all databases will be processed.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-ExcludeDatabase

The database(s) to exclude - this list is auto-populated from the server

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-TriggerLevel

Allows specify the trigger level that you want to search. By default is All (Server, Database, Object).

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value All
Accepted Values All,Server,Database,Object
-IncludeSystemObjects

By default, system triggers are ignored but you can include them within the search using this parameter. Warning - this will likely make it super slow if you run it on all databases.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-IncludeSystemDatabases

By default system databases are ignored but you can include them within the search using this parameter

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-EnableException

By default, when something goes wrong we try to catch it, interpret it and give you a friendly warning message. This avoids overwhelming you with "sea of red" exceptions, but is inconvenient because it basically disables advanced scripting. Using this switch turns this "nice by default" feature off and enables you to catch exceptions with your own try/catch.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False

 

Want to see the source code for this command? Check out Find-DbaTrigger on GitHub.
Want to see the Bill Of Health for this command? Check out Find-DbaTrigger.