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search query to find column name

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I use to have a query that would search for an existing column and then return the table name.

however, I'm having a hard time finding it, can anyone help me re-create?

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by:mcv22
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In the database that contains the table,

select table_name from information_schema.columns
where column_name = 'colName'

select table_name from information_schema.columns
where column_name LIKE '%colName%'
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something like this:

select
t2.name
from
syscolumns t1 inner join sysobjects t2 on t1.id = t2.id
where
t1.name like '%olumnname%'
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by:sureshbabukrish
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select
o.name as tableName,
c.name as ColumnName,
o.type as ObjectType,
u.name as SchemaName
from syscolumns c
inner join sysobjects o
on o.id=c.id
and o.xtype = 'U'
inner join sysusers u
on u.uid= o.uid
where
c.name like '%RANGE%'
and o.name = 'tablename'
ORDER BY 1,2
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