No Database Audit Trail Records / No Audit Trail Data: Troubleshooting

(Doc ID 1533534.1)

Last updated on APRIL 09, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


After implementing Oracle database auditing, no audit data seems to be generated.  One of the following may be observed:

  1. Lack of expected records in SYS.AUD$, DBA_AUDIT_TRAIL, or other audit trail view.
  2. Lack of expected records in SYS.FGA_LOG$, or DBA_FGA_AUDIT_TRAIL
  3. Lack of expected records in *.aud (or *.xml) files on the operating system.
  4. SQL text or SQL bind variables are not being stored in audit records.

How can one investigate these scenarios?


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