View a Saved Trace (Transact-SQL)
This topic describes how to use built-in functions to view a saved trace.
To view a specific trace
Execute fn_trace_getinfo by 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)
To view all existing traces
Execute fn_trace_getinfo by specifying 0 or 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
To run the built-in function fn_trace_getinfo, the user needs the following permission:
ALTER TRACE on the server.