ApexSQL Audit 2018 R6 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Audit 2018 R6 has been released

About ApexSQL Audit: ApexSQL Audit is a SQL Server auditing and compliance tool with a wide range of features for auditing access, changes, and security on SQL Server instances, databases, and objects. It audits queries, DDL and DML operations, security events (authentication changes, permissions changes, and attempted logins), events on stored procedures and functions, and provides out-of-the-box compliance templates such as HIPAA, GDPR, PCI. ApexSQL Audit saves captured information in a centralized auditing repository and provides comprehensive reports.

For more information, visit the ApexSQL Audit product page

About this release:


  • New error handling and send logs functionality
  • Improved application installer with a dark theme
  • New application icon
  • Various filters based on alert details have been added to the alerts history pane
  • Alerts can now be copied and exported
  • Server-side components on remote instances are now automatically uninstalled when main application uninstall performed
  • The SQL script can now be directly tested within the alert wizard
  • Filter ‘by state’ has been added to the report preview
  • Triggered alerts can now be marked as resolved
  • The Primary key column value is now included in the auditing reports when auditing before-after values
  • Before-after events can now be filtered by column in the report preview
  • Before-after events can now be filtered by before-value and after-value in the report preview
  • Bulk-inserts can now be audited for before-after values

Improved quality:

  • 34 bugs and known issues fixed


  • The ‘System’ alerts can no longer be deleted
  • The ‘ApexSQLAuditBeforeAfter’ temporary database is no longer used to temporarily store before-after audited data
  • A separate SQL trace is now used for each database audited for before-after changes
  • Database triggers created for the purpose of before-after auditing no longer have ‘first’ or ‘last’ triggering property

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Release notes


September 27, 2018