sp_help_fulltext_tables (Transact-SQL)

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

Returns a list of tables that are registered for full-text indexing.


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. Use sys.fulltext_indexes catalog view instead. For more information, see sys.fulltext_indexes (Transact-SQL).

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

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions


sp_help_fulltext_tables [ [ @fulltext_catalog_name = ] 'fulltext_catalog_name' ]   
     [ , [ @table_name = ] 'table_name' ]  


[ @fulltext_catalog_name=] 'fulltext_catalog_name'
Is the name of the full-text catalog. fulltext_catalog_name is sysname, with a default of NULL. If fulltext_catalog_name is omitted or is NULL, all full-text indexed tables associated with the database are returned. If fulltext_catalog_name is specified, but table_name is omitted or is NULL, the full-text index information is retrieved for every full-text indexed table associated with this catalog. If both fulltext_catalog_name and table_name are specified, a row is returned if table_name is associated with fulltext_catalog_name; otherwise, an error is raised.

[ @table_name=] 'table_name'
Is the one- or two-part table name for which the full-text metadata is requested. table_name is nvarchar(517), with a default value of NULL. If only table_name is specified, only the row relevant to table_name is returned.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or (1) failure

Result Sets

Column name Data type Description
TABLE_OWNER sysname Table owner. This is the name of the database user that created the table.
TABLE_NAME sysname Table name.
FULLTEXT_KEY_INDEX_NAME sysname Index imposing the UNIQUE constraint on the column designated as the unique key column.
FULLTEXT_KEY_COLID int Column ID of the unique index identified by FULLTEXT_KEY_NAME.
FULLTEXT_INDEX_ACTIVE int Specifies whether columns marked for full-text indexing in this table are eligible for queries:

0 = Inactive

1 = Active
FULLTEXT_CATALOG_NAME sysname Full-text catalog in which the full-text index data resides.


Execute permissions default to members of the public role.


The following example returns the names of the full-text indexed tables associated with the Cat_Desc full-text catalog.

USE AdventureWorks2012;  
EXEC sp_help_fulltext_tables 'Cat_Desc';  

See Also

sp_fulltext_table (Transact-SQL)
sp_help_fulltext_tables_cursor (Transact-SQL)
System Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)