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sp_help_fulltext_catalogs_cursor (Transact-SQL)

Uses a cursor to return the ID, name, root directory, status, and number of full-text indexed tables for the specified full-text catalog.

Important note Important

  This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature. Use the sys.fulltext_catalogs catalog view instead.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

sp_help_fulltext_catalogs_cursor [ @cursor_return= ] @cursor_variable OUTPUT , 
     [ @fulltext_catalog_name = ] 'fulltext_catalog_name'

[ @cursor_return=] @cursor_variable OUTPUT

Is the output variable of type cursor. The cursor is a read-only, scrollable, dynamic cursor.

[ @fulltext_catalog_name=] 'fulltext_catalog_name'

Is the name of the full-text catalog. fulltext_catalog_name is sysname. If this parameter is omitted or is NULL, information about all full-text catalogs associated with the current database is returned.

0 (success) or (1) failure

Column name

Data type

Description

fulltext_catalog_id

smallint

Full-text catalog identifier.

NAME

sysname

Name of the full-text catalog.

PATH

nvarchar(260)

Beginning with SQL Server 2008, this clause has no effect.   

STATUS

int

Full-text index population status of the catalog:

0 = Idle

1 = Full population in progress

2 = Paused

3 = Throttled

4 = Recovering

5 = Shutdown

6 = Incremental population in progress

7 = Building index

8 = Disk is full. Paused

9 = Change tracking

NUMBER_FULLTEXT_TABLES

int

Number of full-text indexed tables associated with the catalog.

Execute permissions default to the public role.

The following example returns information about the Cat_Desc full-text catalog.

USE AdventureWorks2012;
GO
DECLARE @mycursor CURSOR;
EXEC sp_help_fulltext_catalogs_cursor @mycursor OUTPUT, 'Cat_Desc';
FETCH NEXT FROM @mycursor;
WHILE (@@FETCH_STATUS <> -1)
   BEGIN
      FETCH NEXT FROM @mycursor;
   END
CLOSE @mycursor;
DEALLOCATE @mycursor;
GO 
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