Access a database and get table names


I need to modify my client's database(he is using SQL Server 2005). I have the connection string so that i can connect to the database.

Is there a way that i can learn the table names that the database has and  even the data types that the tables contain ?

Or do i have to ask my client to tell me the table names and the column types/names ?

It would make my life a lot easier if there was a sql query that will retrieve table information from a database.
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you can directly query information_schema.tables for table information and information_schema.columns for columns information
use --<ur db name here>


--To get the Table names

select * from sysobjects

where xtype ='U'

--To get the Column names

select * from information_schema.columns

Where table_name like ''
FROM information_schema.columns
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