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Accessing the Description property of a field


Accessing the Description property of a field

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LeeFAR
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In Enterprise Manager, in table design, you can enter a Description.

Does anyone know a query that will return the columns of a of a table and show the 'Description' property of the fields?





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these descriptions are stored in the sysproperties system table (don't know if they are also stored in any INFORMATION_SCHEMA view) along with the object id of the table...

this query should (hopefully) return the column name and the description (if any):

DECLARE @TableName Varchar(100)

SET @TableName = 'xxxxxxxx'

SELECT
SC.name,
SP.value
FROM syscolumns SC LEFT OUTER JOIN sysproperties SP ON
SP.id = SC.id
WHERE SC.id = object_id(@TableName)





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I've found a small change should eliminate repeating rows:

DECLARE @TableName Varchar(100)

SET @TableName = 'ASection'

SELECT
SC.name,
SP.value
FROM syscolumns SC LEFT OUTER JOIN sysproperties SP ON
SP.id = SC.id
and SC.colid = SP.smallid
WHERE SC.id = object_id(@TableName)


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Thanks guys. This is exactly what I needed.



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