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SQL Server 2005 sys.columns.user_type_ID

Does anyone know what the following field is used for? It is located in the SQL Server 2005 sys.columns table:

sys.columns.user_type_ID
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
when you create a user data type (of course, based on existing data types), this will will point to that data type definition id.
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jtwoods4Author Commented:
I am not sure what a  "data type definition id" is....
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
it will be the id of a row in the sys.types view, which will have the definition of the user type (and the property isusertype will be 1)

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