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How to find the objects that use a stored procedure


How to find the objects that use a stored procedure

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Hi,

I have a stored procedure "usp_SignOFF_Count". But do not know where it is called from. Its a huge database with hundreds of stored procs and functions. Is there a way to find out all the objects within the database that use it ( procedure/function Body)?

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Try this.
Select [Text] from syscomments where [Text] like '%spInsert%'

You will get teh whole body of the SP. If you want just the name, then link the Object ID to get the name from SysObjects.

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I'm not 100% certain, but my first pass at this would be querying against the definition field in the sys.all_sql_modules view in the DB in question. Something like:

select ao.name
, asm.object_id
, asm.definition
from sys.all_sql_modules asm
inner join sys.all_objects ao on asm.object_id = ao.object_id
where asm.definition like '%usp_SignOFF_Count%'

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Was too slow... but just for the fun of it :

SELECT OBJECT_NAME(C1.id) AS Obj FROM sys.syscomments C1 LEFT OUTER JOIN sys.syscomments c2 on C1.id = C2.id AND C1.Colid = C2.Colid - 1 where CONVERT(VARCHAR(MAX), C1.text) + CONVERT(VARCHAR(MAX),ISNULL(C2.Text, '')) like '%usp_SignOFF_Count%' ORDER BY Obj
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Thanks to All for Simple solutions... Smile
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This is from BOL. I'd suggest trying it.

SELECT referencing_schema_name, referencing_entity_name, referencing_id, referencing_class_desc, is_caller_dependent
FROM sys.dm_sql_referencing_entities ('Production.Product', 'OBJECT');



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Grant Fritchey (9/4/2008)
This is from BOL. I'd suggest trying it.

SELECT referencing_schema_name, referencing_entity_name, referencing_id, referencing_class_desc, is_caller_dependent
FROM sys.dm_sql_referencing_entities ('Production.Product', 'OBJECT');



I had never heard of sys.dm_sql_referencing_entities before - that's fantastic. Thanks!

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Oops. Serious egg on my face. That's new for 2008. It won't work with 2005. Sorry.

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