There are a number of things you need to know when using the monitoring tables:
- The monitoring tables (like
MON$STATEMENTS) provides you a list of the active or prepared statements at the time a query was run.
- The query result stays stable until the transaction is committed! This means that repeatedly executing the query without committing will not yield new information.
SYSDBA, the databaseowner or a user with role
RDB$ADMIN can see all information, other users can only see information about their own connections.
- Your Firebird installation contains basic documentation on the tables in
Now as to your screenshot: all statements are from the same connection (your own):
MON$ATTACHMENT_ID = 1521. Only one statement is currently active (
MON$STATE = 1) and participating in transaction
MON$TRANSACTION_ID = 90964 and was started at 2012-12-06 10:08 (
MON$TIMESTAMP), the rest is inactive (
MON$STATE = 0) and therefor has no transaction-id and timestamp. The first statement is also the only one that currently has an actual query (
MON$SQL_TEXT), which is the query that actual produced the result in the screenshot. In Firebird statements are allocated separately from the actual query to be executed using that statement.
That is not much, but if you had joined to
MON$MEMORY_USAGE based on
MON$STAT_ID you would have received statistics on the query (ie the number of reads, records update, number of pages read or written, memory use). The monitoring tables show information at a specific moment in time, and if a query has already finished when you execute it, you don't get any info (I am not 100%, but it might remain available until the next execute of a statement, or until the statement is unprepared or closed).
If instead you need a stream of information and statistics, than you might get more out of the Firebird Trace API. I haven't used it much myself yet, but the article Audit and Trace Services in Firebird 2.5 by Thomas Steinmauer provides a good introduction to it.
In your question you say you expected 'more content', but didn't actually specify what content you need or expected; I hope this provides sufficient info.