how do I find which columns have ANSI PADDING set to ON ?

Hi.  I have an MSSQL 2000 table, and whenever I try to make a structure change, I get the warning:
Warning: Columns have different ANSI_PADDING settings. New columns will be created with ANSI_PADDING 'on'.

I have ANSI_PADDING set to OFF on the entire database.  I only have the problem with this one table.  I assume that somehow a column has its ANSI_PADDING set to OFF (if that is even possible to set at the column-level).  

How do I see which column has it set to ON, and then how would I change it?

-- thanks
Rob RudloffIT Development SpecialistAsked:
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pssandhuCommented:
Try this to check:
SELECT COLUMNPROPERTY(OBJECT_ID('YourTable', 'YourColumn, 'UsesAnsiTrim')
If this returns 1, then ANSI padding was ON when the column was created.
I guess the way to fix it would be tranfer data into a temp table... delete the original table.. recreate it the option set to OFF and insert the records back from the temp table.
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Rob RudloffIT Development SpecialistAuthor Commented:
thanks pssandhu --
I'll give that a try.  I might just do the "fix", rather than see which fields have the problem.  As I look closer, I am finding more tables with this problem.  I wonder if there an easy way to switch all my fields on all my tables to ANSI_PADDING = off.
It sounds like I need to upgrade my programs -- according to  Microsoft, ANSI_PADDING is going away in some future release of SQL Server.
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