sys.fn_trace_geteventinfo (Transact-SQL)

APPLIES TO: YesSQL Server NoAzure SQL Database NoAzure Synapse Analytics (SQL DW) NoParallel Data Warehouse

Returns information about an event being traced.


This feature is in maintenance mode and may 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.

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fn_trace_geteventinfo ( trace_id )  


Is the ID of the trace. trace_id is int, with no default.

Tables Returned

Column name Data type Description
eventid int ID of the traced event
columnid int ID numbers of all columns collected for each event


When passed the ID of a specific trace, fn_trace_geteventinfo returns information about that trace. When passed an invalid ID, this function returns an empty rowset.


Requires ALTER TRACE permission on the server.


The following example returns information about trace number 2.

SELECT * FROM fn_trace_geteventinfo(2) ;  

See Also

sp_trace_setevent (Transact-SQL)
sp_trace_setfilter (Transact-SQL)
Create a Trace (Transact-SQL)
sp_trace_create (Transact-SQL)
sp_trace_generateevent (Transact-SQL)
sp_trace_setstatus (Transact-SQL)
sys.fn_trace_getinfo (Transact-SQL)
sys.fn_trace_gettable (Transact-SQL)
sys.fn_trace_getfilterinfo (Transact-SQL)