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In T-SQL (SQL Server 2000).   How can I list all tables and columns in a database?
Also, in a separate query is there a way to list all columns along with data type and constraints (NULLS, etc).   Thanks.
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by:Jim Horn
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Give this a whirl...

SELECT t.name, c.name
FROM sys.tables t
      JOIN sys.columns c ON t.object_id = c.object_id
WHERE t.type_desc='USER_TABLE'
ORDER BY t.name, c.name

You can explore 'SELECT * FROM sys.columns' to include other column properties.
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getting error valid object name 'sys.tables'.
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by:Jim Horn
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Sorry, SQL 2000, didn't notice that.   I gave you the SQL 2012 answer.

I don't have SQL 2000 on my box, so I'll withdraw from the question to encourage other experts to respond.
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by:fjkaykr11
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I found this on another site, this bring back Table, Column and Datatype. But it doesn't list
which User Database, the table and the columns are in (query below). Any ideas on how to add i the database info?  

select *
from information_schema.columns
order by table_name, ordinal_position
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Aneesh Retnakaran earned 2000 total points
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>But it doesn't list which User Database,
the database name will be the current one where you run the query

select DB_NAME() as Database_name, * from information_schema.columns
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That worked.  Thanks so much for the help.
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thanks
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