MySQL 5.7 Reference Manual Including MySQL NDB Cluster 7.5 and NDB Cluster 7.6 SHOW RELAYLOG EVENTS Statement

    [IN 'log_name']
    [FROM pos]
    [LIMIT [offset,] row_count]

    FOR CHANNEL channel

Shows the events in the relay log of a replica. If you do not specify 'log_name', the first relay log is displayed. This statement has no effect on the source. SHOW RELAYLOG EVENTS requires the REPLICATION SLAVE privilege.

The LIMIT clause has the same syntax as for the SELECT statement. See Section 13.2.9, “SELECT Statement”.


Issuing a SHOW RELAYLOG EVENTS with no LIMIT clause could start a very time- and resource-consuming process because the server returns to the client the complete contents of the relay log (including all statements modifying data that have been received by the replica).

The optional FOR CHANNEL channel clause enables you to name which replication channel the statement applies to. Providing a FOR CHANNEL channel clause applies the statement to a specific replication channel. If no channel is named and no extra channels exist, the statement applies to the default channel.

When using multiple replication channels, if a SHOW RELAYLOG EVENTS statement does not have a channel defined using a FOR CHANNEL channel clause an error is generated. See Section 16.2.2, “Replication Channels” for more information.

SHOW RELAYLOG EVENTS displays the following fields for each event in the relay log:


Some events relating to the setting of user and system variables are not included in the output from SHOW RELAYLOG EVENTS. To get complete coverage of events within a relay log, use mysqlbinlog.