There is a lot of information held in SQL Server metadata about your SQL Server procedures, triggers, views and functions. Some of it is valuable, other nuggets are useful and a few are rather dull but worthy. It really all needs to be tied together to tell the full story, especially if you are not able to, or do not want to, query the metadata directly.
To be able to make full use of the system catalog to find out more about a database, you need to be familiar with the metadata functions. They save a great deal of time and typing when querying the metadata. Once you get the hang of these functions, the system catalog suddenly seems simple to use, as Robert Sheldon demonstrates in this article.
To finish this short series on extended properties a look at documenting sets of database objects
Phil shows how to start squeezing powerful magic from SSMS for doing a detailed exploration of the metadata of your routines and tables, In this third part to the series on exploring your database schema with SQL.