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SELECT T.name AS TableName, C.name AS ColumnName
FROM sys.tables AS T
INNER JOIN sys.columns AS C
ON C.object_id = T.object_id
WHERE T.name = 'RefPrefix'
AND C.name = 'Code2'
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Public Shared Function ColumnExists(ByVal tableName As String,
ByVal columnName As String,
ByVal conn As SqlClient.SqlConnection) As Boolean
Dim strSQL As String = "SELECT COUNT(*) FROM information_schema.columns " & _
"WHERE table_schema = 'dbo' " & _
"AND table_name = '" & tableName & "'" & _
"AND column_name = '" & columnName & "';"
Using cmd As New SqlClient.SqlCommand(strSQL, conn)
Dim bExists As Boolean
Using conn As New SqlClent.SqlConnection(YourConnectionStringHere)
bExists = ColumnExists(YourTableName, YourColumnName, conn)
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