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Is there a way I can get the column names from a table in an SQL Server 2005 stored procedure.

ie.
Table_A
Column_A
Column_B
Column_C

Is there a function I can call on Table_A so I can use the column names.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 18843148
check out the following view:

SELECT * FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'Table_A'
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by:Fraser_Admin
ID: 18845212
Sorry, I guess I should have told you that it is a temporary table
#tmpTable.

This doesn't work for that.  I also tried ##tmpTable, but it didn't work either.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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by:Fraser_Admin
ID: 18845287
This does nothing, am I missing something???

use scales_fpnb
select *
into #tmpUnits
from
lookup_units

use tempdb
go

select *
from   INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES
where  TABLE_CATALOG = 'tempdb'
and    TABLE_SCHEMA  = USER
and    TABLE_NAME = '#tmpUnits'
go

drop table #tmpUnits
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 18845311
hmmm. it worked for me...
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by:Fraser_Admin
ID: 18845353
ok I added a % to the end of #tmpUnits, and I see my temp table, but it is called #tmpUnits__________________________________

So based on that, how do i get the column names?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 2000 total points
ID: 18845357

use scales_fpnb
select *
into #tmpUnits
from
lookup_units

use tempdb
go

select *
from   INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS
where  TABLE_CATALOG = 'tempdb'
and    TABLE_SCHEMA  = USER
and    TABLE_NAME LIKE '#tmpUnits%'
go

drop table #tmpUnits
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by:Fraser_Admin
ID: 18845476
That works perfect.  Thanks
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