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I needed to keep an Audit Log of changes made to SQL Server tables, but I'd already written the application so I needed a quick and easy solution that didn't require a whole new set of Unit and System testing of my application. I knew CodeSmith had some templates that generated SQL scripts and allowed developers to create there own scripts without having to write hundreds of lines of code. The result is the AuditTriggers CodeSmith template.
Using the code
Once you've installed CodeSmith, you can run the script on your SQL Server database tables that you need Audit Logs for. It will generate a SQL script that you can install on the database or modify and install.
If you look in the comments of the generated script, you will see the
Create Table script.
The above script is the Log tables where all the audit logs will be inserted. Note: The AuditTrigger script doesn't generate Audit Logs for
BLOB data types.
Points of Interest
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