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I need a print out that describes all the fields, datatype and character size of a table in our sql 2005 server. Is this a built in function of sql server?
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sp_help 'tablename'
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Not really, but you can use TSQL to get a lot of info:
SELECT     so.name AS [Table], sc.name AS [Column], st.name AS DataType, sc.isnullable AS [Nullable?]
FROM         sys.sysobjects AS so INNER JOIN
                      sys.syscolumns AS sc ON sc.id = so.id INNER JOIN
                      sys.systypes AS st ON sc.xtype = st.xtype
WHERE     (so.type = 'u')

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There are also 3rd party utilities that will do this.
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