SQL Server Auditing and Maintaing Logs
Posted on 2014-04-02
We are currently in process of building a large ERP solution and one of the requirement is to generate a report (We are using SSRS report Server) of who did what. Management wants a capability to be able to generate a report that could tell them x person created n records in Entity1, m records in Entity2 and so on.
So the most logical solution was to add a Log table for each entity and build a trigger for every Insert Update and Delete.
However, the same information can be extracted from the Transaction Logs as well. Atleast that is an idea I am working with. Can someone point me in the right direction here, as I have been entrusted to explore the possible solutions (Tools that can do that). The idea I am working on is that we should not be required to re-invent the wheel and there should be SQL Server tools that should be able to do that and much more.
Any help in this matter will be much appreciated and I understand, this is a subjective question but I will try my best to do the justice with most suitable response(s).
Thanks in Advance.