Inside a SharePoint Content DB

Inside a SharePoint Content DB

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Below are some of the basic tables within a content database and a very high level diagram on some of the relationships between them.

  

Features

Table that holds information about all the activated features for each site collection or site.

Sites

Table that holds information about all the site collections for this content database.

Webs

Table that holds information about all the specific sites (webs) in each site collection.

UserInfo

Table that holds information about all the users for each site collection.

Groups

Table that holds information about all the SharePoint groups in each site collection.

Roles

Table that holds information about all the SharePoint roles (permission levels) for each site.

All Lists

Table that holds information about lists for each site.

GroupMembership

Table that holds information about all the SharePoint group members.

AllUserData

Table that holds information about all the list items for each list.

AllDocs

Table that holds information about all the documents (and all list items) for each document library and list.

RoleAssignment

Table that holds information about all the users or SharePoint groups that are assigned to roles.

Sched Subscriptions

Table that holds information about all the scheduled subscriptions (alerts) for each user.

ImmedSubscriptions

Table that holds information about all the immediate subscriptions (alerts) for each user.

 

SharePointContentDatabaseModel

 

NOTE: Never update any SharePoint database directly. Always use the SharePoint API (Object Model) for any updates.

For more info about the support for changes to the databases used by SharePoint, look at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841057

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  • Thank you for this diagram.  I have been trying to identify which scanning station we use (they use unique login) is the heaviest load and the picture allows me to understand that AllUserData is the table to join with AllDocs to find which ID created the most documents.

  • are page layouts and masterpages also stored in content DB?

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