Capture DML and SELECT Activities
For each instance registered by default the option Extended Events is selected by SQL Compliance Manager to capture DML and Select activities.
Via Trace Events - Allows you to select Trace Events as your event handling system for DML and SELECT activities. For more information about this feature see, Understanding Traces.
Via SQL Server Audit Specifications - Allows you to select SQL Server Audit Logs as your event handling system for DML and SELECT events for SQL Server 2017 and later versions. For more information about this feature, see Using SQL Server Audit Logs.
SQL Compliance Manager does not support Extended Events functionality on SQL Server releases earlier than SQL Server 2012, therefore for the registration of SQL Server instances with versions lower than SQL Server 2012, the Capture DML and Select Activities option is set to Via Trace Events.