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Auditing DDL with Event Notifications and Service Broker

Max Vernon wants to audit Data Definition Language events:

SQL Server doesn’t audit DDL events out of the box, aside from several major events which are captured in the Default System Trace. By “audit”, I mean there is no log of the data-definition-language statements issued against the server. So, if someone creates a table in a database, you can see the table, and when it was created, but details about who created it, and what code they used to create it isn’t saved anywhere. The code in this blog post shows how to configure SQL Server Event Notifications in tandem with SQL Server Service Broker to capture all SQL Server DDL events asynchronously to a database specially configured for the purpose.

Click through for the code and explanation of what’s happening.