Audit.FilePath Property


Gets or sets the location of the folder where the audit file is stored when the audit type is a file.

Namespace:   Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll)

public string FilePath { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

A String value that specifies the path of the file in which the audit log information is recorded.

You can set the audit destination type using the P:Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Audit.AuditDestinationType property.

The following code example shows how to get the path of the destination audit log file.


using System;
using Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo;

namespace samples
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            //Create the audit
            Server dbServer = new Server("(local)");
            dbAudit.DestinationType = AuditDestinationType.File;
            dbAudit.FilePath = "C:\\AuditDirectory";
            Audit dbAudit = new Audit(dbServer, "Test Audit");

            //Display the path of the audit log file on the console
            Console.Writeline("The path of the audit log file is: " +


#Create the audit
$dbServer = new-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server("(local)")
$dbAudit = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Audit($dbServer, "Test Audit")
$dbAudit.DestinationType = [Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.AuditDestinationType]'File'
$dbAudit.FilePath = "C:\AuditDirectory"

#Display the path of the audit log file
Write-Host "The path of the audit log file is:" $dbAudit.FilePath

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