16.10 - Enabling Logging with the BEGIN LOGGING Statement - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Security Administration

Teradata Database
June 2017

You can use the BEGIN LOGGING statement to start access logging. BEGIN LOGGING statements have the following results:

  • Each BEGIN LOGGING statement creates a logging rule, in the form of an entry in the DBC.AccLogRule table.
  • Each time a user request matches one of the logging rules found in the DBC.AccLogRuleTbl, the macro creates an entry in the DBC.AccLogTbl.

The basic form of the BEGIN LOGGING statement is:

BEGIN LOGGING ON [frequency] [operation] BY  username  ON  object_name  ;


The Syntax Element... Specifies the...
frequency frequency with which logging of an event takes place during a session: FIRST, LAST, FIRST AND LAST, or EACH.
operation action or list of actions which, if present in a user request, triggers logging.
username name of the user (or users) for which the system logs requests.
object_name name of a database object which, if present in a user request, triggers logging.
BEGIN LOGGING parameters are optional. The absence of some parameters causes the system to use default values.

For a detailed description of BEGIN LOGGING syntax and options, see SQL Data Definition Language Syntax and Examples.