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How can I get a list of all the views created by a particular in SQL Server. ADOX views object doen't work properly with SQL oledb provider. I cannot use SQL-DMO due to licence problem.
How can I get just the names of all view created by user by querying the database
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 6436766
select * from sysobjects
where xtype = 'V'
and uid = (select id from sysusers where <whatever> )

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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 6436770
select * from sysobjects
where xtype = 'V'
and uid = (select id from sysusers where <whatever> )

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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 6436773
sorry for the double post...

or

select * from INFORMATION_SCHEMA.views
where TABLE_SCHEMA = 'dbo'

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by:bravi
ID: 6436905
I don't need any system views, only user views are required
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 6436998
What about these queries:

select * from sysobjects
where xtype = 'V'
and uid > 1

or

select * from INFORMATION_SCHEMA.views
where TABLE_SCHEMA <> 'dbo'

Cheers
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by:bravi
ID: 6437021
I don't need any system views, only user views are required
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by:bravi
ID: 6437034
I need all user views created by a paricular user. What if a particular user has dbo privilege? I won't get even the user created views in that case
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 6437087
You are right, there is no indication WHO did actually create the table, only to which user the tables are assigned...
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by:bravi
ID: 6437109
I need all user views created by a paricular user. What if a particular user has dbo privilege? I won't get even the user created views in that case
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by:bravi
ID: 6437116
There should be some way to filter out this information, enterprise manager displays the type of view also (system or user).
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 6437298
In fact, in the systems table there is a column that indicates if the views are build by the system, but not by which user they are created. Take the following example:

You have USERA and USERB, both with dbo permissions...

USERA connects to the server, and executes the following script:
CREATE VIEW USERB.MyViewA
AS SELECT ...
GO
CREATE VIEW USERA.MyViewB
AS SELECT ...
GO
CREATE VIEW MyViewC
AS SELECT ...

and USERB connects, and executes a similar script:
CREATE VIEW USERB.MyView1
AS SELECT ...
GO
CREATE VIEW USERA.MyView2
AS SELECT ...
GO
CREATE VIEW MyView3
AS SELECT ...


If you look at EM, you will have 6 views:
USERB.MyViewA
USERA.MyViewB
USERA.MyViewC
USERB.MyView1
USERA.MyView2
USERB.MyView3

BUT not all the views that are owned by UserA are actually created by UserA (and vice-versa). All the views have the bit "systemobject" set to false, but there is no indication to which user actually create it...

Cheers


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by:bravi
ID: 6437357
Can you tell me where this systemobject flag can be found, even that would be useful to me. Thanks
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 6437366
using the sysobjects, the status column > 0 ...
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by:bravi
ID: 6437377
Can you tell me where this systemobject flag can be found, even that would be useful to me. Thanks
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by:bravi
ID: 6437392
Is it reliable? Books online says its reserved for internal use only. Anyway thanks, I will accept the answer
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 600 total points
ID: 6437408
You are right, it's internal use only... and the values can differ for sometimes no obvious reason.
For views however, i am sure it can be used reliable way.
Cheers
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by:bravi
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Is it reliable? Books online says its reserved for internal use only. Anyway thanks, I will accept the answer
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