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T-SQL Find all Tables with a Certain Data Type

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Hi,

How can find all of the tables in a database that contains either "Image" or "Binary" data types

Thank you for all of your help in advance
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Give this a whirl...
SELECT t.name as table_name, c.name as column_name, c.*
FROM sys.tables t
	JOIN sys.columns c ON t.object_id = c.object_id
	JOIN sys.types ty ON c.user_type_id = ty.user_type_id
WHERE ty.name IN ('binary', 'image')
ORDER BY t.name, c.name

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by:Brian Crowe
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SELECT o.name, o.type, c.name, t.name
FROM sys.columns AS c
INNER JOIN sys.objects AS o
      ON C.object_id = o.object_id
INNER JOIN sys.types AS t
      ON c.system_type_id = t.system_type_id
WHERE c.system_type_id IN (34, 165, 173)
      AND o.type = 'U'
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by:Kevin Cross
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You already have the answer above.  Note the difference between the two is the second shows VARBINARY as well.  Anyway, I just wanted to share the INFORMATION_SCHEMA view.

SELECT TABLE_NAME, COLUMN_NAME
FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS
WHERE DATA_TYPE IN ('varbinary','binary','image')
;

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by:thomasm1948
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Thank you all for your help.
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