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sys.dm_audit_actions (Transact-SQL)

Returns a row for every audit action that can be reported in the audit log and every audit action group that can be configured as part of SQL Server Audit. For more information about SQL Server Audit, see Understanding SQL Server Audit.

Column name

Data type

Description

action_id

varchar(4)

ID of the audit action. Related to the action_id value written to each audit record. Is nullable. NULL for audit groups.

action_in_log

bit

Indicates whether an action can be written to an audit log. Values are as follows:

  • 1 = Yes

  • 0 = No

name

sysname

Name of the audit action or action group. Is not nullable.

class_desc

nvarchar(120)

The name of the class of the object that the audit action applies to. Can be any one of the Server, Database, or Schema scope objects, but does not include Schema objects. Is not nullable.

parent_class_desc

nvarchar(120)

Name of the parent class for the object described by class_desc. Is NULL if the class_desc is Server.

covering_parent_action_name

nvarchar(120)

Name of the audit action or audit group that contains the audit action described in this row. This is used to create a hierarchy of actions and covering actions. Is nullable.

configuration_level

nvarchar(10)

Indicates that the action or action group specified in this row is configurable at the Group or Action level. Is NULL if the action is not configurable.

containing_group_name

nvarchar(120)

The name of the audit group that contains the specified action. Is NULL if the value in name is a group.

Principals must have SELECT permission. By default, this is granted to Public.

In SQL Server 2005 and later versions, the visibility of the metadata in catalog views is limited to securables that a user either owns or on which the user has been granted some permission.. For more information, see Metadata Visibility Configuration.

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