SQL Tips by Namwar Rizvi

April 26, 2007

Search columns in SQL Server 2005 database

Filed under: Object Search,Search columns,SQL Server 2005,TSQL — namwar @ 11:27 PM

Since SQL Server 2005 Management Studio lacks the Object Search feature, here is the simple query to find any column in a database

Select O.name objectName, C.name ColumnName from sys.columns C inner join sys.objects O ON C.object_id=O.object_idwhere C.name like ‘%ColumntoFind%’order by O.name,C.name

This query works for SQL Server 20005. Just replace “ColumnToFind” with your required column name.



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