How to get column names an types from a sql statement

If a stored procedure that just returns a select statement or an embededded sql:

select * from test_table;

How do you do it in to figure out the column names and its data types?

For example test_table has the columns first_name varchar(15), mi char(1), last_name varchar(25), date_created datetime.

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If you use a DataAdapter and put the data into a DataTable you can get the column name like this....

DataTable dt = new DataTable("TableName");
SqlDataAdapter adap = new SqlDataAdapter(SqlCommand);
string str = dt.Columns[0].ColumnName; // where 0 is the column index.

get the type...

You can foreach loop through every column if you wish.

hope this helps

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SELECT AS ColName, AS ColType, syscolumns.length AS ColSize
FROM sysobjects INNER JOIN syscolumns ON =
INNER JOIN systypes ON dbo.syscolumns.xtype = dbo.systypes.xtype
WHERE sysobjects.xtype='U' AND'Table1'
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