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tsql to loop thru all user ('master', 'model', 'msdb', 'tempdb') dbases except and determine which dbases are missing a specific field for a specific tbl

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we are looking for a tsql to loop thru all user ('master', 'model', 'msdb', 'tempdb') dbases except and determine which dbases are missing a specific field for a specific tbl
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 33679960
you could check this:
exec sp_msforeachdb ' if ( not ''?'' in ( ''master'', ''msdb'', ''tempdb'', ''model'') )
  begin  
    if not exists(select * from syscolumns where name = ''column_name'' and id = object_id(''table_name'') )
    begin
      select ''not found in ?''
    end 
    else
    begin
      select ''found in ?''
    end 
  end
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by:rastafaray
ID: 33680415
in our case we need the schema name.  how can we do this?  here is a sample statement that works:

select * from syscolumns where name = 'sFieldName' and id = object_id('schema_name.tbl_name')

good news is that the schema name is the same as the dbname, so this too will work
select * from syscolumns where name = 'sFieldName' and id = object_id('db_name.tbl_name')

so the following line needs a revision.  not entirely sure about the syntax:

if not exists(select * from syscolumns where name = ''column_name'' and id = object_id(''db_name''+'.'+''table_name'') )


ty angelIII
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exec sp_msforeachdb ' if ( not ''?'' in ( ''master'', ''msdb'', ''tempdb'', ''model'') )
  begin  
    if not exists(select * from syscolumns where name = ''column_name'' and id = object_id(''table_name'') and exists( select null from sys.objects where id = object_id("table_name") and schema_id = user_id("schema_name"))  )
    begin
      select ''not found in ?''
    end
    else
    begin
      select ''found in ?''
    end
  end
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by:rastafaray
ID: 33680439
is this also acceptable?

if not exists(select * from syscolumns where name = ''sOrderCancelFilter'' and id = object_id(DB_NAME()+''.SR_UserOptions'') )
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 33680473
no. object_id only uses the object name, which does not include the schema name
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by:rastafaray
ID: 33680479
though the fld and tbl names are static, the following may not be usable as the schema name for each dbase is unique and not static.
the schema name is the same as the dbname


if not exists(select * from syscolumns where name = ''column_name'' and id = object_id(''table_name'') and exists( select null from sys.objects where id = object_id("table_name") and schema_id = user_id("schema_name"))  )


or


 if not exists(select * from syscolumns where name = ''field_name'' and  schema_id = DBNAME() and id = object_id(''tbl_name'') )
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by:rastafaray
ID: 33680482
k will try this next....

if not exists(select * from syscolumns where name = ''field_name'' and  schema_id = ? and id = object_id(''tbl_name'') )


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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 33680488
syscolumns  does not have the schema_id column (or user_id cvolumn)
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by:rastafaray
ID: 33680527
any other workaround in being able to pass the dbname as schema name to the 'select * from syscolumns' query?
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 33680570
as I showed in above example, you have to "join" with sysobjects table to check for the schema_id (from the schema name).
so, if you get the schemaname + tablename in 1 string, you have to first "split" it ...
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by:rastafaray
ID: 33680589
got it.

for the following:
user_id("schema_name"))

can i use:

user_id(''?''))

so that the dbname is used?
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 33680617
that would only work if the db name is the same as the schema name.
if that is the case, sure
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by:rastafaray
ID: 33680770
cool - that happens to be the case :)


TY for your help

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by:rastafaray
ID: 33680777
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