sys.sysaltfiles (Transact-SQL)

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


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 name Data type Description
fileid smallint File identification number. This is unique for each database.
groupid smallint File group identification number.
size int File size, in 8-kilobyte (KB) pages.
maxsize int Maximum 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.
growth int Growth 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.
status int Identified for informational purposes only. Not supported. Future compatibility is not guaranteed.
perf int Reserved.
dbid smallint Database identification number of the database to which this file belongs.
name sysname Logical name of the file.
filename nvarchar(260) Name of the physical device. This includes the full path of the file.

See Also

Mapping System Tables to System Views (Transact-SQL)
Compatibility Views (Transact-SQL)