Solved

sql 2008 trace table access

Posted on 2012-03-27
2
366 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-25
I needed to know who is accessing three tables in SQL DB. There might be 20 developers in a list who might be accessing the table.
What events do I capture at the minimum for this? I was worried about the size, since I need to trace it for about a week or more.
Please let me know the minimum required events/filters that I can use
0
Comment
Question by:sqlserverdba
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
Brendt Hess earned 250 total points
ID: 37774173
Filters:  Filter for the table name in the SQL text.
             If more than the specified users access this table, then Filter the machine connections.  This is more reliable than filtering off of username, especially when there may be cases when testing is being done on a generic reporting user or some such.
Return SQL Text, username (check which version is most usable for you), machine.
0
 
LVL 8

Assisted Solution

by:avirups
avirups earned 250 total points
ID: 37883179
I would recommend you use SQL Server Audit as you are using sql 2008. This is a much less resource intensive option and is one of the new features of sql 2008.

All the details you need can be found in the following link:
http://www.bradmcgehee.com/2010/03/an-introduction-to-sql-server-2008-audit/
0

Featured Post

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Recently we ran in to an issue while running some SQL jobs where we were trying to process the cubes.  We got an error saying failure stating 'NT SERVICE\SQLSERVERAGENT does not have access to Analysis Services. So this is a way to automate that wit…
What if you have to shut down the entire Citrix infrastructure for hardware maintenance, software upgrades or "the unknown"? I developed this plan for "the unknown" and hope that it helps you as well. This article explains how to properly shut down …
Using examples as well as descriptions, and references to Books Online, show the documentation available for datatypes, explain the available data types and show how data can be passed into and out of variables.
Viewers will learn how to use the INSERT statement to insert data into their tables. It will also introduce the NULL statement, to show them what happens when no value is giving for any given column.

624 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question