sys.fn_trace_getfilterinfo (Transact-SQL)

APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server (starting with 2008) noAzure SQL Database noAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Returns information about the filters applied to a specified trace.


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_getfilterinfo ( trace_id )  


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

Tables Returned

Returns the following information. For more information about the columns, see sp_trace_setfilter (Transact-SQL).

Column name Data type Description
columnid int The ID of the column on which the filter is applied.
logical_operator int Specifies whether the AND or OR operator is applied.
comparison_operator int Specifies the type of comparison made:

0 = Equal

1 = Not equal

2 = Greater than

3 = Less than

4 = Greater than or equal

5 = Less than or equal

6 = Like

7 = Not like
value sql_variant Specifies the value on which the filter is applied.


The user sets trace_id value to identify, modify, and control the trace. When passed the ID of a specific trace, fn_trace_getfilterinfo returns information about any filter on that trace. If the specified trace does not have a filter, this function returns an empty rowset. When passed an invalid ID, this function returns an empty rowset. For similar information about traces, see sys.fn_trace_getinfo (Transact-SQL).


Requires ALTER TRACE permission on the server.


The following example returns information about all filters on trace number 2.

SELECT * FROM fn_trace_getfilterinfo(2) ;  

See Also

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