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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: 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 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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