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2011-04-12

how-to get column meta data on sql server 2008



 
/****** Object:  View [dbo].[viewMeta_TableColumns]    Script Date: 05/09/2010 09:13:14 ******/
IF  EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.views 
WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[viewMeta_TableColumns]'))
DROP VIEW [dbo].[viewMeta_TableColumns]
GO
 
/****** Object:  View [dbo].[viewMeta_TableColumns]    
Script Date: 05/09/2010 09:13:14 ******/
SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO
 
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO
 
 
CREATE VIEW [dbo].[viewMeta_TableColumns]  
AS   
 
-- Action !!!
SELECT top 100000
 
db_name()                AS 'DataBaseName' 
,isc.TABLE_SCHEMA        AS 'SchemaName'
,SysObjects.NAME        AS 'TableName'
,SC.NAME                AS 'ColumnName'
,isc.ORDINAL_POSITION    AS 'OrdinalPosition'
,st.name                AS 'DataType' 
,sc.is_nullable            AS 'IsNullable' 
,sc.is_identity            AS 'IsPrimaryKey'  
,sc.max_length            AS 'MaxLength' 
,SC.is_computed            AS 'IsComputed' 
,sm.text                AS 'DefaultValue'
FROM dbo.sysobjects  
INNER JOIN sys.all_columns SC ON SysObjects.id = SC.object_id
INNER JOIN sys.types st on st.system_type_id = sc.system_type_id
LEFT JOIN syscomments sm on SysObjects.id = sm.id
-- LEFT JOIN sys.tables stb on sc.object_id = SysObjects.parent_obj
LEFT JOIN INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS  isc on 
isc.TABLE_NAME=SysObjects.NAME and SC.NAME = isc.COLUMN_NAME
 
--LEFT JOIN dbo.syscomments SM ON SC.cdefault = SM.id  
--inner join sys.types st
--on sc.xtype = st.system_type_id
WHERE SysObjects.xtype = 'U'  
and st.name <> 'sysname' --to a bug with this one occurs if enabled 
and sc.is_computed = 0 --todo a bug with this one occurs if enabled 
 
--and SysObjects.name = @TableName --uncomment this line while debugging
ORDER BY DatabaseName , SchemaName , TableName , isc.ORDINAL_POSITION
 
 
GO
 
--select * from sys.schemas
select * from [viewMeta_TableColumns]

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