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Search Particular Column in all Tables or Views in Sql Server Database

Introduction: In this article I have explained How to find all tables or views in sql server database that contain a specific column. Or we can say list out all the table and views where particular column exists.

In previous articles i explained the Query to get age in years, months and days from date of birth and Query to get upcoming birthdays within week and Without primary key column update first or last n records in table and Insert into select from statement to copy data from one table to another and Query to count male, female and total employees

Description: While working with sql server database it may be required to search for a specific column in all the tables for many reasons e.g. to change that column name or its data type or length etc.I have mentioned the query to frequently list out all the table and views where the column exists that we want to search.

Implementation: Let’s write the queries to list tables containing desired column. 

Query to Search column in all table

DECLARE @ColumnName NVARCHAR(50)= 'BookPrice'

SELECT
scm.name AS 'Schema',
tbl.name   AS 'Table',
clm.name AS 'Column'
FROM sys.columns clm
INNER JOIN sys.tables tbl ON tbl.object_id = clm.object_id
INNER JOIN sys.schemas scm ON tbl.schema_Id = scm.Schema_Id
WHERE clm.name LIKE '%' + @ColumnName + '%'
ORDER BY scm.name, tbl.name, clm.name

Result: 
Schema
Table
Column
dbo
tbBookDetails
BookPrice
dbo
tbBookMaster
BookPrice
dbo
tbBooks
BookPrice

Query to Search column in all table and Views

DECLARE @ColumnName NVARCHAR(50)= 'BookPrice'

SELECT
TABLE_SCHEMA   AS 'Schema',
TABLE_NAME       AS 'Table/View',
COLUMN_NAME  AS 'Column'
FROM
INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS
WHERE
COLUMN_NAME LIKE '%' + @ColumnName + '%'
ORDER BY COLUMN_NAME

Result 
Schema
Table/View
Column
dbo
tbBooks
BookPrice
dbo
tbBookMaster
BookPrice
dbo
vwBookDetails
BookPrice
dbo
tbBookDetails
BookPrice

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