sys.sysaltfiles (Transact-SQL)


Under special circumstances, contains rows corresponding to the files in a database.

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This SQL Server 2000 system table is included as a view for backward compatibility. We recommend that you use the current SQL Server system views instead. To find the equivalent system view or views, see Mapping System Tables to System Views (Transact-SQL). 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.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).
Column nameData typeDescription
fileidsmallintFile identification number. This is unique for each database.
groupidsmallintFile group identification number.
sizeintFile size, in 8-kilobyte (KB) pages.
maxsizeintMaximum file size, in 8-KB pages.

0 = No growth.

-1 = File will grow until the disk is full.

268435456 = Log file will grow to a maximum size of 2 TB.

Note: Databases that are upgraded with an unlimited log file size will report -1 for the maximum size of the log file.
growthintGrowth size of the database.

0 = No growth. Can be either the number of pages or the percentage of file size, depending on the value of status. If status is 0x100000, growth is the percentage of file size; otherwise, it is the number of pages.
statusintIdentified for informational purposes only. Not supported. Future compatibility is not guaranteed.
dbidsmallintDatabase identification number of the database to which this file belongs.
namesysnameLogical name of the file.
filenamenvarchar(260)Name of the physical device. This includes the full path of the file.

Mapping System Tables to System Views (Transact-SQL)
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