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SQL Server: need a list of referencing tables

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Hi, I need a list of tables which foreign keys reference primary key of the current table.
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Question by:quasar_ee
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by:Jim Horn
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Copy-paste the below T-SQL into your SSMS, execute it to verify it works, then delete the WHERE clause
CREATE TABLE boo (foo varchar(100) DEFAULT 'banana')

SELECT t.name, c.name, dc.definition
FROM sys.tables t
	JOIN sys.columns c ON t.object_id = c.object_id
	JOIN sys.default_constraints dc ON c.default_object_id = dc.object_id
WHERE c.name = 'foo'

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Disregard the above, posted in the wrong question.
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Scott Pletcher earned 1000 total points
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You can get that by querying sys.objects and sys.foreign_key_columns.
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by:Zberteoc
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One quick way is to execute the following in the database where your table is:

USE YourDatabase
GO
EXEC sp_help table_name

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And you will get info in multiple result sets about the table. The last 2 results sets will be about FKs from your table to others and FKs from other tables referencing your table.

If you only want the constraints you can run:

USE YourDatabase
GO
EXEC sys.sp_helpconstraint table_name

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