sys.fn_trace_getfilterinfo (Transact-SQL)

SQL Server 2012

Returns information about the filters applied to a specified trace.

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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.

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fn_trace_getfilterinfo ( trace_id )


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

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

Column name

Data type




The ID of the column on which the filter is applied.



Specifies whether the AND or OR operator is applied.



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



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) ;