Create a Table for Storing FILESTREAM Data
Applies to: SQL Server (all supported versions)
This topic shows how to create a table for storing FILESTREAM data.
When the database has a FILESTREAM filegroup, you can create or modify tables to store FILESTREAM data. To specify that a column contains FILESTREAM data, you create a varbinary(max) column and add the FILESTREAM attribute.
To create a table to store FILESTREAM data
In SQL Server Management Studio, click New Query to display the Query Editor.
Copy the Transact-SQL code from the following example into the Query Editor. This Transact-SQL code creates a FILESTREAM-enabled table called Records.
To create the table, click Execute.
The following code example shows how to create a table that is named
Id column is a
ROWGUIDCOL column and is required to use FILESTREAM data with Win32 APIs. The
SerialNumber column is a
UNIQUE INTEGER. The
Chart column is a
FILESTREAM column and is used to store the
Chart in the file system.
This example refers to the Archive database that is created in Create a FILESTREAM-Enabled Database.
CREATE TABLE Archive.dbo.Records ( [Id] [uniqueidentifier] ROWGUIDCOL NOT NULL UNIQUE, [SerialNumber] INTEGER UNIQUE, [Chart] VARBINARY(MAX) FILESTREAM NULL ) GO
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