sys.dm_audit_actions (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server (all supported versions) Azure SQL Database Azure SQL Managed Instance

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 SQL Server Audit (Database Engine).

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. Isn't 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 doesn't include Schema objects. Isn't 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 isn't 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.


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