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HOW TO FIND A VALUE IN ALL COLUMN OF ALL TABLE IN A db.


HOW TO FIND A VALUE IN ALL COLUMN OF ALL TABLE IN A db.

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Ivan Mohapatra
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HI ALL,

As i Have a task to find 9 digit value in all column of all table in a DB or All DB in SQL server 2005.

SO DO ANY ONE HAVE THE T-SQL STATEMENT TO FIND IT?

All Help is appreciated.
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Ivan Mohapatra (1/9/2012)
HI ALL,

As i Have a task to find 9 digit value in all column of all table in a DB or All DB in SQL server 2005.

SO DO ANY ONE HAVE THE T-SQL STATEMENT TO FIND IT?

All Help is appreciated.


You'll need to use dynamic SQL to query for the character columns, then in a cursor loop through those columns looking for the correct values.
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hi u mean by using DMV query can u just Send me the query so that i can go through it and find the query
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hi you may use the Len variable.

select employeeID, EmployeeName, EmployeeTask from Employees
where Len(employeedID) = 9

this will post only all employeeID whos lenght is 9 eg.(000333444)

hope this helps Smile

cheers! :-D

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in addition you may use this script.. Smile

you may want to run this per database lol.. haha just change the value to what you want to search lol.. you get the idea? just tweek it some more and you might be able to modify it to the one you need. this will return the table where it was located.




EXEC SearchAllTables 'Computer'

CREATE PROC SearchAllTables
(
@SearchStr nvarchar(100)
)
AS
BEGIN

CREATE TABLE #Results (ColumnName nvarchar(370), ColumnValue nvarchar(3630))

SET NOCOUNT ON

DECLARE @TableName nvarchar(256), @ColumnName nvarchar(128), @SearchStr2 nvarchar(110)
SET @TableName = ''
SET @SearchStr2 = QUOTENAME('%' + @SearchStr + '%','''')

WHILE @TableName IS NOT NULL
BEGIN
SET @ColumnName = ''
SET @TableName =
(
SELECT MIN(QUOTENAME(TABLE_SCHEMA) + '.' + QUOTENAME(TABLE_NAME))
FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES
WHERE TABLE_TYPE = 'BASE TABLE'
AND QUOTENAME(TABLE_SCHEMA) + '.' + QUOTENAME(TABLE_NAME) > @TableName
AND OBJECTPROPERTY(
OBJECT_ID(
QUOTENAME(TABLE_SCHEMA) + '.' + QUOTENAME(TABLE_NAME)
), 'IsMSShipped'
) = 0
)

WHILE (@TableName IS NOT NULL) AND (@ColumnName IS NOT NULL)
BEGIN
SET @ColumnName =
(
SELECT MIN(QUOTENAME(COLUMN_NAME))
FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS
WHERE TABLE_SCHEMA = PARSENAME(@TableName, 2)
AND TABLE_NAME = PARSENAME(@TableName, 1)
AND DATA_TYPE IN ('char', 'varchar', 'nchar', 'nvarchar')
AND QUOTENAME(COLUMN_NAME) > @ColumnName
)

IF @ColumnName IS NOT NULL
BEGIN
INSERT INTO #Results
EXEC
(
'SELECT ''' + @TableName + '.' + @ColumnName + ''', LEFT(' + @ColumnName + ', 3630)
FROM ' + @TableName + ' (NOLOCK) ' +
' WHERE ' + @ColumnName + ' LIKE ' + @SearchStr2
)
END
END
END

SELECT ColumnName, ColumnValue FROM #Results
END



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i don'nt know the table & column
i just want to find table name and column name where data len = 9

can any one ping the script PLZ
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i don't know the table name and column name So this query will not match my requirement.
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mrdenny can u send me the script
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You need to find table and column names for any table that contains a numeric value that is exactly 9 digits?

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yes exactly i want all the column name and table name where value is 9 character
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