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2010-10-23

how-to create a table describing your columns in mssql 2005 2008



/****** Object:  Table [dbo].[MetaColumn]    Script Date: 03/19/2010 14:42:26 ******/
IF  EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.objects 
WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[MetaColumn]') AND type in (N'U'))
DROP TABLE [dbo].[MetaColumn]
GO
 
/****** Object:  Table [dbo].[MetaColumn]    Script Date: 03/19/2010 14:42:26 ******/
SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO
 
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO
 
CREATE TABLE [dbo].[MetaColumn](
[MetaColumnId] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL,
[ObjectId] [int] NULL,
[DbName] [varchar](256) NOT NULL,
[TableSchema] [varchar](256) NOT NULL,
[TableName] [varchar](256) NOT NULL,
[ColName] [varchar](256) NULL,
[OrdinalPosition] [int] NULL,
[DataType] [varchar](200) NULL,
[NumericPrecision] [int] NULL ,
[NumericScale] [int] NULL ,
[IsNullable] [bit] NULL,
[IsIdentity]  [bit] NULL,
[IsIndex]  [bit] NULL,
[MaxLength] [int] NULL,
CONSTRAINT [PK_MetaColumn] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED 
(
[MetaColumnId] ASC
)WITH (PAD_INDEX  = OFF, STATISTICS_NORECOMPUTE  = OFF, 
IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF, ALLOW_ROW_LOCKS  = ON, 
ALLOW_PAGE_LOCKS  = ON) ON [PRIMARY]
) ON [PRIMARY]
 
 
/* <doc> 
Used describiing of the column of the tables in this database instance 
</doc> */
 
GO
 
 
SET NOCOUNT ON;                
SET XACT_ABORT ON;                
GO                
--SET IDENTITY_INSERT [dbo].[MetaColumn] ON;                
GO                
INSERT INTO [MetaColumn]( 
[ObjectId] --type of int
, [DbName] --type of varchar
, [TableSchema] --type of varchar
, [TableName] --type of varchar
, [ColName] --type of varchar
, [OrdinalPosition] --type of int
, [DataType] --type of varchar
, [NumericPrecision] --type of int
, [NumericScale] --type of int
, [IsNullable] --type of bit
, [IsIdentity] --type of bit
, [IsIndex] --type of bit
, [MaxLength] --type of int
) 
SELECT  
ROW_NUMBER() over( ORDER BY Cols.TABLE_NAME, Cols.COLUMN_NAME , Cols.ORDINAL_POSITION    ) , 
DB_NAME() as 'DbName' ,
Cols.TABLE_SCHEMA as 'TableSchema', 
Cols.TABLE_NAME as 'TableName',
Cols.COLUMN_NAME as 'ColName',
Cols.ORDINAL_POSITION as 'OrdinalPosition',
Cols.DATA_TYPE as 'DataType',
Cols.NUMERIC_PRECISION as 'NumericPrecision',
Cols.NUMERIC_SCALE as 'NumericScale', 
Cols.IS_NULLABLE as 'IsNullable',
Cols.CHARACTER_MAXIMUM_LENGTH as 'MaxLength' , 
COLUMNPROPERTY(object_id(Cols.TABLE_NAME), 
Cols.COLUMN_NAME, 'IsIdentity') AS 'IsIdentity',
( SELECT COUNT(KCU.COLUMN_NAME)
FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.KEY_COLUMN_USAGE KCU
INNER JOIN INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLE_CONSTRAINTS TC 
ON KCU.TABLE_NAME = TC.TABLE_NAME
AND KCU.CONSTRAINT_NAME = TC.CONSTRAINT_NAME
AND TC.CONSTRAINT_TYPE = 'PRIMARY KEY'
WHERE KCU.TABLE_NAME = Cols.TABLE_NAME
AND KCU.COLUMN_NAME = Cols.COLUMN_NAME
) AS 'IsIndex'
 
 
FROM [INFORMATION_SCHEMA].[COLUMNS] Cols
ORDER BY Cols.TABLE_NAME, Cols.COLUMN_NAME , Cols.ORDINAL_POSITION 
--SET IDENTITY_INSERT [dbo].[MetaColumn] OFF; 
Select top 5  * from [MetaColumn] order by 1 desc   
--SELECT NAME FROM SYS.PROCEDURES WHERE NAME LIKE '%PROC%'
--SELECT NAME FROM SYS.TABLES WHERE NAME LIKE '%TABLE%'
--exec sp_HelpText procUtils_GenerateMetaInsert
--exec procUtils_GenerateMetaInsert 'MetaColumn'
-- DELETE FROM MetaColumn WHERE MetaColumnId = n

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