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Hey guys-
is there a way to query a whole database and find all the columns (regardless of what table it lies in)
that has a name like optionskey?
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Question by:jamesmetcalf74
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Scott Pletcher earned 1000 total points
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Something like this:

SELECT ...
FROM sys.columns c
INNER JOIN sys.tables t ON t.object_id = c.object_id
WHERE name LIKE '%option%key%' /*adjust as needed to get specifically what you want*//
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by:Jim Horn
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Sure..
SELECT t.name as table_name, c.name as column_name
FROM sys.tables t
   JOIN sys.columns c ON t.object_id = c.object_id
WHERE c.name LIKE '%optionskey%'

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by:Scott Pletcher
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Correction:

WHERE name ...

Should be:

WHERE c.name ...
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by:jamesmetcalf74
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Thanks you guys.
sorry for the late response.
you got me squared away
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