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sys.fn_trace_geteventinfo (Transact-SQL)

Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

Returns information about an event being traced.

Important note Important

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.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).

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fn_trace_geteventinfo ( trace_id )


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

Column name

Data type




ID of the traced event



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) ;
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