Contains a row for each partition of all the tables and most types of indexes in the database. Special index types like Fulltext, Spatial, and XML are not included in this view. All tables and indexes in SQL Server 2008 contain at least one partition, whether or not they are explicitly partitioned.
ID of the partition. Is unique within a database.
ID of the object to which this partition belongs. Every table or view is composed of at least one partition.
ID of the index within the object to which this partition belongs.
1-based partition number within the owning index or heap. For non-partitioned tables and indexes, the value of this column is 1.
ID of the data heap or B-tree that contains the rows for this partition.
Approximate number of rows in this partition.
Indicates the state of compression for each partition:
0 = NONE
1 = ROW
2 = PAGE
Full text indexes will be compressed in any edition of SQL Server.
Indicates the state of compression for each partition. Possible values are NONE, ROW, and PAGE.
Requires membership in the public role. For more information, see Metadata Visibility Configuration.