SQL Server find a column name in databases

The post gives a common useful SQL statement that finding a column name in databases. I always looking for it again and again, so I decided on to put this statement into the blog. The example below is to find a column with characters like “move_kin”.

SELECT c.name AS ColName, t.name AS TableName FROM
sys.columns c
JOIN sys.tables t ON c.object_id = t.object_id WHERE c.name LIKE
‘move_kin%’

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1 Response to SQL Server find a column name in databases

  1. Krishna says:

    SELECT Name AS ColName, Object_Name(Object_id) AS TableName From Sys.Columns Where name like ‘move_kin%’

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