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SQL Server – Check the status of active Trace Flags

Hi friends, few days back I was exploring data masking features introduced in SQL Server 2016. I got stuck in some issue and needs to check the information of the trace flags that I enabled. I was searching if there is any system table exists for it or not then I found a DBCC command to check the status about the trace flags which are currently active. So, I thought of writing blog on it so it might help others also in future.

Management command to check for this is –


It is used to display the status all the trace flags

Syntax from bol

DBCC TRACESTATUS ( [ [ trace# [ ,…n ] ] [ , ] [ -1 ] ] )


Currently there is not active trace flag so let me enabled one for demo –


1222 trace flag returns locks and resource that are participating during deadlocks.

As, I have enabled this trace flag now let’s check the status of it using Trace Status command –


After executing the above it gives the following output in a result set –


TraceFlag – Trace Flag number

Status – Status of trace flag (1- Enabled)

Global – Whether trace flag is set globally or not (1 – TRUE, 0 – FALSE).

Session – Whether trace flag is set for session or not (1 – TRUE, 0 – FALSE).

So friends, in this way we can check the status of the trace flag. Have a nice day!!



I am Kapil Singh Kumawat working on SQL Server since last 5 years. I am from Jaipur, Rajasthan, India and currently working in Cognizant Technology Solutions as SQL Server Developer. I have a good experience in writing queries, performance tuning, SSIS, SSAS, Power BI, Data migration and database designing. Apart from database I have interest in travelling,watching football and listening music. My blogs are also published on

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