Solved

Table Owner

Posted on 2013-06-06
3
306 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-06
I am trying to view the owner of the tables inside Microsoft SQL management studio 2005. How can I do that I can not remember. All I see now is
 Name, Schema, and created
0
Comment
Question by:Jeff1976
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:tsnirone
ID: 39226306
Been a while since I SQL'd but I think this will work:

use PutYourDBnameHere
go
SELECT b.name FROM sysobjects a, sysusers b
where a.uid = b.uid and a.name like 'PutYourTableNameHere'
and a.type='U'
go

Open in new window


(it might be "a.xtype" and not "a.type" dont recall)

Edit: you must run this inside a query - I think its Ctrl+F or Ctrl+N to open and Ctrl+E to execute.

Hope this helps! :)
0
 
LVL 69

Accepted Solution

by:
Scott Pletcher earned 500 total points
ID: 39226841
When you expand the "Tables" tab under the database, I think the name shows as "<schema_name>.<table_name>": schema_name is the table "owner" in SQL 2005 and later.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:tsnirone
ID: 39226930
Things have changed from 2005 it seems :)

However, there seems that schema_name is not always equal table owner....

http://www.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/brian_kelley/2009/03/04/owning-an-object-in-sql-server-2005-2008/

To be blunt, I don't like this capability at all. The ability to do this isn't really talked about a lot in Books Online and I know in the 2005 version there was a lot of confusion when object owner was referenced. When you consider the following, it makes sense: the object owner is, by default, the owner of the schema. If no owner is actually specified for the object, the schema owner is the assumed owner. But you can have an object owner.

If the above is right (and I havent misunderstood) my query would still work....I think..
0

Featured Post

Percona Live Europe 2017 | Sep 25 - 27, 2017

The Percona Live Open Source Database Conference Europe 2017 is the premier event for the diverse and active European open source database community, as well as businesses that develop and use open source database software.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Load balancing is the method of dividing the total amount of work performed by one computer between two or more computers. Its aim is to get more work done in the same amount of time, ensuring that all the users get served faster.
A Stored Procedure in Microsoft SQL Server is a powerful feature that it can be used to execute the Data Manipulation Language (DML) or Data Definition Language (DDL). Depending on business requirements, a single Stored Procedure can return differe…
This video shows how to set up a shell script to accept a positional parameter when called, pass that to a SQL script, accept the output from the statement back and then manipulate it in the Shell.
Viewers will learn how the fundamental information of how to create a table.

624 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