Search Server

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2010-04-14

Returns an index partition for a query topology.

Get-SPEnterpriseSearchIndexPartition [[-Identity] <IndexPartitionPipeBind>] -QueryTopology <QueryTopologyPipeBind> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-SearchApplication <SearchServiceApplicationPipeBind>]

The Get-SPEnterpriseSearchIndexPartition cmdlet returns an index partition for a query topology. Index partitions define how document IDs are mapped to the query components for full-text user queries for a shared search application.

If the Identity parameter is not specified, this cmdlet returns the index partition collection for the specified query topology.


Parameter Required Type Description




Specifies the index partition to get.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh, or an instance of a valid IndexPartition object.




Specifies the query topology that contains the index partition collection.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh, or an instance of a valid QueryTopology object.




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Specifies the search application that contains the query topology.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh; a valid search application name (for example, SearchApp1); or an instance of a valid SearchServiceApplication object.

$searchapp = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication "SearchApp1" 
$qtopo = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchQueryTopology -SearchApplication $searchapp
$index = Get-SPEnterpriseSearchIndexPartition -QueryTopology $qtopo

This example retrieves an index partition for the only query topology in the search service application SearchApp1.