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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Enabling CDC for a Database

Before you can begin capturing data changes for a table, you must first enable the database for Change Data Capture. You do this by running the stored procedure sys.sp_cdc_enable_db within the desired database context. When a database is enabled for Change Data Capture, the CDC schema, CDC user, and metadata tables, as well as the system functions, are used to query for change data.

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To determine whether a database is already enabled for CDC, you can check the value in the is_cdc_enabled column in the sys.databases catalog view. A value of 1 indicates that CDC is enabled for the specified database.

The following SQL code enables CDC for the AdventureWorks2012 database and then checks that CDC is enabled by querying ...

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