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Retrieving table and column descriptions from SQL Server

In SQL Server's Enterprise manager I enter a line of documentation for each new table and column that I create.

 Is there an easy way to retrieve this information from the database such that it may be included in our system documentation?
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pcpaasche
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pcpaasche
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Jay ToopsCommented:
See if this gives you what you need.

select so.name as [table] , sc.name as [type], st.name as [subtype], sc.length, sp2.name as xtype, sp2.value as comment
from sysobjects as so
inner join syscolumns as sc
on sc.id = so.id
inner join systypes as st
on sc.xusertype = st.xusertype
left outer join sysproperties as sp2
on sp2.id = so.id
and sp2.type = 4
and sp2.smallid = sc.colid
where so.xtype='u'
order by so.name

Try this query

Jay
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pcpaascheAuthor Commented:
Thanks. I will try it out when I am back at the office on monday.
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