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How can I find a table in SQL server 2016

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How can I find a table in SQL server 2016.
I could use this to find the table in the current database:
SELECT *
FROM sys.Tables
WHERE name LIKE '%Application_Current_Sequence_Number%'


The problem is, I have several databases on the server.

Kindly help.
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Question by:Olugbnega Oyeneye
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Vitor Montalvão earned 2000 total points
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So you want to find a table but you don't know in each database is it?
If so then use sp_MSforeachdb and run the following:
USE Master
GO
EXEC sp_MSforeachdb
@command1='use ?; SELECT *
 FROM sys.Tables
 WHERE name LIKE ''%Application_Current_Sequence_Number%'''

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by:Olugbnega Oyeneye
ID: 41848022
I got this error message:

Msg 208, Level 16, State 1, Line 3
Invalid object name 'sys.Tables'.
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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Are you running in a SQL Server 2016 instance, right?
Is that instance Case Sensitive? If so, then write sys.tables in lower case:
USE Master
GO
EXEC sp_MSforeachdb
@command1='use ?; SELECT *
 FROM sys.tables
 WHERE name LIKE ''%Application_Current_Sequence_Number%'''

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by:Olugbnega Oyeneye
ID: 41848058
It works.
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