sp_helpfilegroup (Transact-SQL)

APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server noAzure SQL Database noAzure Synapse Analytics (SQL DW) noParallel Data Warehouse

Returns the names and attributes of filegroups associated with the current database.

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sp_helpfilegroup [ [ @filegroupname = ] 'name' ]  


[ @filegroupname = ] 'name' Is the logical name of any filegroup in the current database. name is sysname, with a default of NULL. If name is not specified, all filegroups in the current database are listed and only the first result set shown in the Result Sets section is displayed.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Result Sets

Column name Data type Description
groupname sysname Name of the filegroup.
groupid smallint Numeric filegroup identifier.
filecount int Number of files in the filegroup.

If name is specified, one row for each file in the filegroup is returned.

Column name Data type Description
file_in_group sysname Logical name of the file in the filegroup.
fileid smallint Numeric file identifier.
filename nchar(260) Physical name of the file including the directory path.
size nvarchar(15) File size in kilobytes.
maxsize nvarchar(15) Maximum size of the file.

This is the maximum size to which the file can grow. A value of UNLIMITED in this field indicates that the file grows until the disk is full.
growth nvarchar(15) Growth increment of the file. This indicates the amount of space added to the file every time new space is required.

0 = File is a fixed size and will not grow.


Requires membership in the public role.


A. Returning all filegroups in a database

The following example returns information about the filegroups in the AdventureWorks2012 sample database.

USE AdventureWorks2012;  
EXEC sp_helpfilegroup;  

B. Returning all files in a filegroup

The following example returns information for all files in the PRIMARY filegroup in the AdventureWorks2012 sample database.

USE AdventureWorks2012;  
EXEC sp_helpfilegroup 'PRIMARY';  

See Also

Database Engine Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)
sp_helpfile (Transact-SQL)
sys.database_files (Transact-SQL)
sys.master_files (Transact-SQL)
sys.filegroups (Transact-SQL)
System Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)
Database Files and Filegroups