sys.spatial_indexes (Transact-SQL)

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)noAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Represents the main index information of the spatial indexes.

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

Column name Data type Description
<inherited columns> Inherits columns from sys.indexes.
spatial_index_type tinyint Type of spatial index:

1 = Geometric spatial index

2 = Geographic spatial index
spatial_index_type_desc nvarchar(60) Type description of spatial index:

GEOMETRY = geometric spatial index

GEOGRAPHY = geographic spatial index
tessellation_scheme sysname Name of tessellation scheme:



Note: For information about tessellation schemes, see Spatial Indexes Overview.
<inherited columns> Inherits columns from sys.indexes.

The inherited columns has_filter and filter_definition appear after the columns that are specific to spatial indexes.


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.

See Also

sys.objects (Transact-SQL)
sys.spatial_index_tessellations (Transact-SQL)
sys.indexes (Transact-SQL)
sys.index_columns (Transact-SQL)
Spatial Indexes Overview