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Monitor Truncate statements is this possible?


Monitor Truncate statements is this possible?

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Is there a way to track a truncate statement without a trace. Can there be a trigger set up or something. We have DDL events being monitored but we have been researching this specific task on truncate table

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As far as I know, there's no DDL trigger that can pickup a TRUNCATE, unfortunately. You'll find the list here:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb522542(v=sql.105).aspx

Now, as a workaround, you could create an instead of trigger and check the rowcount of deleted vs. the table and if they match, fire an event to your logging system.


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You can use extended events to watch for the truncate statement. That's how I'd do it.

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Grant - Can you please guide on which extended events

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The statement completed events, sp_statement_completed or sql_statement_completed. You'll just need to ensure you put a filter in place to ensure you're looking at the right data. Otherwise you'll collect way too much information. Here's the basics on how to use extended events. You're going to want the predicates to filter down the information you capture.

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