Audit.EnumDatabaseAuditSpecification Method ()


Enumerates a list of databases and audit specifications defined by the audit.

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

public DataTable EnumDatabaseAuditSpecification()

Return Value

Type: System.Data.DataTable

A DataTable system object value that contains a list of information about the databases in the audit. The following table describes the different columns of the returned DataTable.


Data type


Database Name


The name of the database.

DB Specification Name


The name of the database audit specification associated with the database.

The following code example demonstrates how to get the audit database and specification information.


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

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

            //Gets the audit database and specification information
            DataTable auditData = new DataTable("Test Audit Data");
            auditData = dbAudit.EnumDatabaseAuditSpecification();


#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"

#Gets the audit database and specification information
$auditData = New-Object System.Data.DataTable("Test Audit Data") 
$auditData = $dbAudit.EnumDatabaseAuditSpecification()
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