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sys.xml_indexes (Transact-SQL)

Returns one row per XML index.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), SQL Database Update (preview).

Column name

Data type

Description

<inherited columns>

Inherits columns from sys.indexes.

using_xml_index_id

int

NULL = Primary XML index.

Nonnull = Secondary XML index.

Nonnull is a self-join reference to the primary XML index.

secondary_type

char(1)

Type description of secondary index:

P = PATH secondary XML index

V = VALUE secondary XML index

R = PROPERTY secondary XML index

NULL = Primary XML index

secondary_type_desc

nvarchar(60)

Type description of secondary index:

PATH = PATH secondary XML index

VALUE = VALUE secondary XML index

PROPERTY = PROPERTY secondary xml indexes.

NULL = Primary XML index

xml_index_type

tinyint

Index type:

0 = Primary XML index

1 = Secondary XML index

2 = Selective XML index

3 = Secondary selective XML index

xml_index_type_description

nvarchar(60)

Description of index type:

PRIMARY_XML

Secondary XML Index

Selective XML Index

Secondary Selective XML index

path_id

int

NULL for all XML indexes except secondary selective XML index.

Else, the ID of the promoted path over which the secondary selective XML index is built. This value is the same value as path_id from sys.selective_xml_index_paths system view.

The visibility of the metadata in catalog views is limited to securables that a user either owns or on which the user has been granted some permission. For more information, see Metadata Visibility Configuration.

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