SQL Server Audit Table Select

I'd like to be able to audit when a user selects from a table.

I need to know who accessed it, the table name, the select statement needs to be captured, and what time.

I've looked at sys.dm_exec_query_stats but I am not able to get the user information.

I'm not able to use SQL Profiler and I need an alternative.
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dsackerContract ERP Admin/ConsultantCommented:
If you are at SQL 2008 or greater, you can turn on the Audit feature. Keep in mind this is only supported by Enterprise and Developer versions.

In the Security folder, choose New Audit. Give it a name. Give it some file path. You'll enable it, choose the audit action (i.e., SELECT), etc. It's fairly easy to walk through the required parameters.

You can also query straight from the audit file. It's worth reading up on.

If you are on some other version than Enterprise or Developer, you may have to go with a 3rd-party solution (i.e., ApexSQL Audit, Idera, etc).

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Umair QamarCommented:
This link might help.


He describes all the code that how to deal with your requirements.
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