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table name as part of the results?

Is it possible to show the name of the table in the results window?

For example:

select '' as tbmBatchParameter, * from tbmBatchParameter where project_id = @ProjectID

shows this in the Results window:

show table name in results
but this is kind of a hack.  

Is there a cleaner way to do it?


This isn't a problem with just one or two selects, but with 20 selects being displayed it can be confusing which table you are looking at.
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Tom Knowlton
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Tom Knowlton
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
select 'tbmBatchParameter ' as table_name, *
from tbmBatchParameter
where project_id = @ProjectID

Works great when you're doing a UNION, or viewing multiple sets in SSMS.
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Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
Is there any way to "get" the table name programmatically?

select '' + system.GetTableName( ) ' as system.GetTableName( ), *
from tbmBatchParameter
where project+id = @ProjectID


system.GetTableName( ) would return a string:   "tbmBatchParameter"
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QlemoC++ DeveloperCommented:
Sadly there is no generic function doing that for you, so you have to integrate it manually, either has column named like the table (as you did), or as a new column containing the table name (as jimhorn posted).
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vastoCommented:
You are setting tbmBatchParameter in the from clause anyway , just add it to the select clause too. You can go and get the name of the table form the system tables , but it will be a problem to connect it to the tables used in the statement.
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Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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