sys.fn_translate_permissions (Transact-SQL)

Translates the permissions bitmask returned by SQL Trace into a table of permissions names.

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sys.fn_translate_permissions (level,perms)


  • level
    Is the kind of securable to which the permission is applied. level is nvarchar(60).

  • perms
    Is a bitmask that is returned in the permissions column. perms is bigint.

Return Types



The value returned in the permissions column of a SQL Trace is an integer representation of a bitmask used by SQL Server to calculate effective permissions. Each of the 21 kinds of securables has its own set of permissions with corresponding numerical values. sys.fn_translate_permissions translates this bitmask into a table of permissions names.


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