Create a Table for Storing FILESTREAM Data

Applies to: SQL Server

This topic shows how to create a table for storing FILESTREAM data.

When the database has a FILESTREAM filegroup, you can create or modify tables to store FILESTREAM data. To specify that a column contains FILESTREAM data, you create a varbinary(max) column and add the FILESTREAM attribute.

To create a table to store FILESTREAM data

  1. In SQL Server Management Studio, click New Query to display the Query Editor.

  2. Copy the Transact-SQL code from the following example into the Query Editor. This Transact-SQL code creates a FILESTREAM-enabled table called Records.

  3. To create the table, click Execute.


The following code example shows how to create a table that is named Records. The Id column is a ROWGUIDCOL column and is required to use FILESTREAM data with Win32 APIs. The SerialNumber column is a UNIQUE INTEGER. The Chart column is a FILESTREAM column and is used to store the Chart in the file system.


This example refers to the Archive database that is created in Create a FILESTREAM-Enabled Database.

CREATE TABLE Archive.dbo.Records
    [Id] [uniqueidentifier] ROWGUIDCOL NOT NULL UNIQUE, 
    [SerialNumber] INTEGER UNIQUE,

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