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SQL query select statement to get table headers only

Posted on 2011-09-02
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Hi,

I am looking for a sql query select statement to get table headers only.  
Any idea?

Thank you,
RD11
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by:knightEknight
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what do you mean by headers?  do you mean the column names?

select *
from myTable
where 1=0
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by:Lowfatspread
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select * into #temp from yourtable
where 0=1
select * from #temp



or you could query the information_schema.columns view for the column names...

select column_name from information_schema.columns
where table_name='xxxxx'
order by ordinal_number
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by:RD11
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I just want to get the column headers in a table.
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by:markterry
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Select column_Name  from information_Schema.columns where table_name = 'TableName'
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by:markterry
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Just replace the last 'tablename' with a real table name
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by:RD11
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Does this work in MS Access, I could not run it.  I got an error message that it could not find the schema file.
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markterry earned 167 total points
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Oh, sorry, you put a zone of MS SQL.


Get Access Field names
Sub FieldNames()
    Dim Rst As Recordset
    Dim f As Field
    
    Set Rst = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset("TableName")
    
    For Each f In Rst.Fields
        MsgBox (f.name)
    Next
    Rst.Close
End Sub

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All G:):)D Thank you
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