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Nice question, thanks.



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Nice Question!
I liked the way I learned something from the answer.
Never tought before about how it lists System Tables as a TABLE object even though they are differant from user created TABLE objects.Cool
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I too answered incorrectly after reading the documentation of msdn. The statment "any object that can appear in a FROM clause, except synonym objects", made me assume that user defined functions too would be included.
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Good question. Keep it up.

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payalvyas11 (11/30/2010)
I too answered incorrectly after reading the documentation of msdn. The statment "any object that can appear in a FROM clause, except synonym objects", made me assume that user defined functions too would be included.


True, the documentation can be confusing, but if you've read further, you would have noticed by result sets: TABLE_TYPE --> table, system table or view.

This leaves very little doubt of course.



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Nice straightforward question, no tricks or traps. Pity that the MS documentation has fallen out of date, though.

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When I do a 'select * from sys.tables' on a database with views, only the tables are returned, not the views. This is on SQL 2005. What am I doing wrong? Can someone verify this?
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You're doing nothing wrong. This is the expected and documented behaviour for sys.tables.

Note that this discussion is about the system stored procedure sp_tables, not about the catalog view sys.tables.


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Thanks Hugo. I have forgotten how to read.
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Nice question, thanks!
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