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MySQL 8.4 Reference Manual  /  ...  /  The INFORMATION_SCHEMA OPTIMIZER_TRACE Table


The OPTIMIZER_TRACE table provides information produced by the optimizer tracing capability for traced statements. To enable tracking, use the optimizer_trace system variable. For details, see MySQL Internals: Tracing the Optimizer.

The OPTIMIZER_TRACE table has these columns:


    The text of the traced statement.


    The trace, in JSON format.


    Each remembered trace is a string that is extended as optimization progresses and appends data to it. The optimizer_trace_max_mem_size variable sets a limit on the total amount of memory used by all currently remembered traces. If this limit is reached, the current trace is not extended (and thus is incomplete), and the MISSING_BYTES_BEYOND_MAX_MEM_SIZE column shows the number of bytes missing from the trace.


    If a traced query uses views or stored routines that have SQL SECURITY with a value of DEFINER, it may be that a user other than the definer is denied from seeing the trace of the query. In that case, the trace is shown as empty and INSUFFICIENT_PRIVILEGES has a value of 1. Otherwise, the value is 0.