Get data for all rows for a column in database

Hi,

Not sure if this is possible. I have a SQL Server database with the same column name in multiple tables. Is there a way to write a query to return the rows from all the tables with a certain value in a specified column.  For example the following is for one table:

select * from table1 where state = 'NY'

Can I write something that will search through all the tables in the database that have a column named state that has a value of 'NY'? Without knowing the specific table name?

Thanks.
MikeNY1Asked:
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
You can run the results of this query

SELECT 'SELECT * FROM '+TABLE_NAME + ' WHERE [State] = ''NY'' '
FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS
WHERE COLUMN_NAME = 'STate'
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MikeNY1Author Commented:
Thank you Aneesh for the quick response. This is exactly what I needed. Worked perfectly. Have a great day!
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