Get information about a saved trace (Transact-SQL)
Applies to: SQL Server
This article describes how to use built-in functions to view a saved trace.
This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature. Use Extended Events instead.
View a specific trace
sys.fn_trace_getinfoby specifying the ID of the trace about which information is needed. This function returns a table that lists the trace, trace property, and information about the property.
Invoke the function this way:
SELECT * FROM ::fn_trace_getinfo(trace_id);
View all existing traces
default. This function returns a table that lists all the traces, their properties, and information about these properties.
Invoke the function as follows:
SELECT * FROM ::fn_trace_getinfo(default);
.NET Framework security
Requires ALTER TRACE on the server.