get names of the tables in a database diagram

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 Is there any procedure store that allows me to get the names of the tables in a database diagram created in SSMS
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dsackerContract ERP Admin/ConsultantCommented:
Short answer: No
Long answer: No

In SSMS change your Options, Query Results, Sql Server, Results to Text, and set max num of characters to 8000. Then press Ctrl-T (to see results in text mode). Then run this query.

SELECT  name,
        CONVERT(varchar(max), definition) AS definition
FROM    sysdiagrams

Now, look through the text, and you will see table names (double-spaced). The problem is finding a consistent way to know where to programmatically isolate the file name.

You can change back to showing results in grid mode with Ctrl-D.

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Deepak ChauhanSQL Server DBACommented:
No such type of system stored procedure or system view in sql. Definition of diagram stored in varbinary formate. You can see in dbo.sysdiagrams table.
enrique_aeoAuthor Commented:

this is the best you can get?
dsackerContract ERP Admin/ConsultantCommented:
this is the best you can get?
No. This is the best anyone can get.

If you wish for someone to develop a tool that might (very) intelligently sort through the binary data in sysdiagrams, there are a number of consultants here (including me) that can offer rates.
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