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Tracking Change History, By Column...

This one is giving me quite a bit more difficulty then I ever imagined it would...

Essentially I would like to use one table to store the change history for multiple tables. I would like to use an update trigger to check which fields have changed in each record, and write a single record for each field that changed containing the table name, field name, previous value and new value to a history table.

I can't seem to find a good way to do this.

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