Solved

List all SQL View references in a SQLServer 2008R2 server

Posted on 2013-01-04
3
507 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-10
Hi Guys,

IS there a way i can figure out where a specific view ("vwSample") sql view is referenced in a SqlServer 2008r2 server.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:kishan66
3 Comments
 
LVL 65

Accepted Solution

by:
Jim Horn earned 200 total points
ID: 38745174
Knock yourself out..

/*
sys.dm_sql_referencing_entities
	Returns one row for each entity in the current database that references another user-defined entity by name
	http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb630351.aspx

sys.dm_sql_referenced_entities
	Returns one row for each user-defined entity referenced by name in the definition of the specified referencing entity. 
	http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb677185.aspx
	
	QUESTION:  What objects ARE [referenced by | referencing] X?
*/

-- The following example returns the entities (tables and columns) that are referenced by the database-level DDL trigger ddlDatabaseTriggerLog.

USE AdventureWorks2008R2;
GO

/*
Quesiton:  What objects are referenced by X?
           What tables, views, functions, etc.  does my really long SP reference? 
	SELECT blah, blah, balh
	FROM sys.dm_sql_referenced_entities ('My Object Name', 'OBJECT');
*/

SELECT referenced_schema_name, referenced_entity_name, referenced_minor_name, referenced_minor_id, referenced_class_desc
FROM sys.dm_sql_referenced_entities ('ddlDatabaseTriggerLog', 'DATABASE_DDL_TRIGGER');
GO

-- The following example returns the entities that are referenced by the user-defined function dbo.ufnGetContactInformation.
SELECT referenced_schema_name, referenced_entity_name, referenced_minor_name, referenced_minor_id, referenced_class_desc, is_caller_dependent, is_ambiguous
FROM sys.dm_sql_referenced_entities ('dbo.ufnGetContactInformation', 'OBJECT');
GO

/*
Question:  What objects are referencing X?
           What functions, stored procs, check constraints, etc. call my table? 
*/

SELECT referencing_schema_name, referencing_entity_name, referencing_id, referencing_class_desc, is_caller_dependent
FROM sys.dm_sql_referencing_entities ('Production.Product', 'OBJECT');
GO

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 75

Assisted Solution

by:Anthony Perkins
Anthony Perkins earned 200 total points
ID: 38748802
For a different approach download Red-Gate's add-in SQL Search to find all the instances of the VIEW in the same database or all databases.
0
 
LVL 12

Assisted Solution

by:sachitjain
sachitjain earned 100 total points
ID: 38751201
Right click the view and click View dependencies in SQL Server Management Studio's object explorer. This would provide you 2 options:
Objects that depend on [ViewName]
Objects on which [Viewname] depends
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Naughty Me. While I was changing the database name from DB1 to DB_PROD1 (yep it's not real database name ^v^), I changed the database name and notified my application fellows that I did it. They turn on the application, and everything is working. A …
In this article I will describe the Backup & Restore method as one possible migration process and I will add the extra tasks needed for an upgrade when and where is applied so it will cover all.
Along with being a a promotional video for my three-day Annielytics Dashboard Seminor, this Micro Tutorial is an intro to Google Analytics API data.
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…

867 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now