Jeff Moden (4/21/2014)
I don't know where people come up with such a notion. Writing an audit trigger for this isn't going to kill performance if done properly. To be honest and from what I've read about it so far, I'm not impressed with CDC.
Yes, if all you want to do is auditing, using CDC is like driving a screw with a sledgehammer. Not only is it overly powerful - it can't do the job properly. To wit, CDC can't tell you who did the change, which is quite important when it comes to auditing.
For the actual posting at hand, I would ignore the problem, unless you know that the columns are always updated in fixed sets of 10 (or whatever).
Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, www.sommarskog.se