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Enables or disables support for up to 15,000 partitions for the specified database.


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 SP2 through SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 and higher versions). For more information, see Support for 15,000 Partitions in SQL Server 2008 SP2 and SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1,|

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions


[ @dbname ] = 'database_name'   
[ , [ @increased_partitions = ] 'increased_partitions' ] [;]  


[ @dbname= ] 'database_name'
Is the name of the database. dbname is sysname with a default value of NULL. If dbname is not specified, the current database is used.

[ @increased_partitions= ] 'increased_partitions'
Enables or disables support for 15,000 partitions on the specified database. increased_partitions is varchar(6) with a default of NULL. Accepted values are 'ON' or 'TRUE' to enable support and 'OFF' or 'FALSE' to disable support. If increased_partitions is not specified, the procedure returns 1 to indicate support is enabled for the specified database or 0 to indicate support is disabled.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


Requires ALTER DATABASE permission on the specified database.