13.7.5.19 SHOW EVENTS Syntax

SHOW EVENTS [{FROM | IN} schema_name]
    [LIKE 'pattern' | WHERE expr]

This statement displays information about Event Manager events. It requires the EVENT privilege for the database from which the events are to be shown.

In its simplest form, SHOW EVENTS lists all of the events in the current schema:

mysql> SELECT CURRENT_USER(), SCHEMA();
+----------------+----------+
| CURRENT_USER() | SCHEMA() |
+----------------+----------+
| jon@ghidora    | myschema |
+----------------+----------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> SHOW EVENTS\G
*************************** 1. row ***************************
                  Db: myschema
                Name: e_daily
             Definer: jon@ghidora
           Time zone: SYSTEM
                Type: RECURRING
          Execute at: NULL
      Interval value: 10
      Interval field: SECOND
              Starts: 2006-02-09 10:41:23
                Ends: NULL
              Status: ENABLED
          Originator: 0
character_set_client: latin1
collation_connection: latin1_swedish_ci
  Database Collation: latin1_swedish_ci

To see events for a specific schema, use the FROM clause. For example, to see events for the test schema, use the following statement:

SHOW EVENTS FROM test;

The LIKE clause, if present, indicates which event names to match. The WHERE clause can be given to select rows using more general conditions, as discussed in Section 20.27, “Extensions to SHOW Statements”.

SHOW EVENTS output has the following columns:

For more information about SLAVE_DISABLED and the Originator column, see Section 16.4.1.11, “Replication of Invoked Features”.

The event action statement is not shown in the output of SHOW EVENTS. Use SHOW CREATE EVENT or the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.EVENTS table.

Times displayed by SHOW EVENTS are given in the event time zone (or UTC prior to MySQL 5.1.17), as discussed in Section 19.4.4, “Event Metadata”.

The columns in the output of SHOW EVENTS are similar to, but not identical to the columns in the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.EVENTS table. See Section 20.7, “The INFORMATION_SCHEMA EVENTS Table”.

SHOW EVENTS was added in MySQL 5.1.6.

Note

In MySQL 5.1.11 and earlier, SHOW EVENTS displayed only those events for which the current user was the definer, and the SHOW FULL EVENTS statement was used for viewing events defined by all users on a given schema. SHOW FULL EVENTS was removed in MySQL 5.1.12.