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Hi,

Can any body let me know the query to select all the tables in the database with a particular word on it.


Thanks,
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start with:

Select ...
from information_schema.tables
where table_name like '%yourcryteria%'

order by table_name



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You can also try the following:

use database_name

select * from sys.tables where type ='u'
and name like '%criteria%'
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if you're stuck in a pre 2005 world you would do:

select * from sysobjects where type ='u'
and name like '%your_table_name%'
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INFORMATION_SCHEMA views also work with pre sql2005 versions.

To only select actual tables you need to add the where clause
Where TABLE_TYPE = 'BASE TABLE'



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ALZDBA (4/13/2009)
INFORMATION_SCHEMA views also work with pre sql2005 versions.

To only select actual tables you need to add the where clause
Where TABLE_TYPE = 'BASE TABLE'




thx. i didn't mean to imply that it wouldn't.
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thnx for enlightening me. m still a novice...
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You could also use


sp_tables '%yourcriteria%'


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select * from sys.tables


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