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DROP DATABASE AUDIT SPECIFICATION (Transact-SQL)

 

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)noAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Drops a database audit specification object using the SQL Server Audit feature. For more information, see SQL Server Audit (Database Engine).

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

  
DROP DATABASE AUDIT SPECIFICATION audit_specification_name  
[ ; ]  

audit_specification_name
Name of an existing audit specification object.

A DROP DATABASE AUDIT SPECIFICATION removes the metadata for the audit specification, but not the audit data collected before the DROP command was issued. You must set the state of a database audit specification to OFF using ALTER DATABASE AUDIT SPECIFICATION before it can be dropped.

Users with the ALTER ANY DATABASE AUDIT permission can drop database audit specifications.

A. Dropping a Database Audit Specification

The following example drops an audit called HIPAA_Audit_DB_Specification.

DROP DATABASE AUDIT SPECIFICATION HIPAA_Audit_DB_Specification;  
GO  

For a full example of creating an audit, see SQL Server Audit (Database Engine).

CREATE SERVER AUDIT (Transact-SQL)
ALTER SERVER AUDIT (Transact-SQL)
DROP SERVER AUDIT (Transact-SQL)
CREATE SERVER AUDIT SPECIFICATION (Transact-SQL)
ALTER SERVER AUDIT SPECIFICATION (Transact-SQL)
DROP SERVER AUDIT SPECIFICATION (Transact-SQL)
CREATE DATABASE AUDIT SPECIFICATION (Transact-SQL)
ALTER DATABASE AUDIT SPECIFICATION (Transact-SQL)
ALTER AUTHORIZATION (Transact-SQL)
sys.fn_get_audit_file (Transact-SQL)
sys.server_audits (Transact-SQL)
sys.server_file_audits (Transact-SQL)
sys.server_audit_specifications (Transact-SQL)
sys.server_audit_specification_details (Transact-SQL)
sys.database_audit_specifications (Transact-SQL)
sys.database_audit_specification_details (Transact-SQL)
sys.dm_server_audit_status (Transact-SQL)
sys.dm_audit_actions (Transact-SQL)
sys.dm_audit_class_type_map (Transact-SQL)
Create a Server Audit and Server Audit Specification

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