A little helper query I came accross, very useful if you want to find all the tables that contain a specific column:

SELECT c.name AS ColName, t.name AS TableName
FROM sys.columns c
    JOIN sys.tables t ON c.object_id = t.object_id
WHERE c.name LIKE '%ColumnName%'

 

What it basically does is that it will do a join on sys.columns and sys.tables to get all tables that contains that particular column in your Sql Server instance.

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Posted by TheBoyan

I have been programming since I was 11 years old (Yes, I'm one of those, for real). First programming language I learned was BASIC, on a Commodore64. Then around high-school it was C and Assembly. Just before and during university days it was C++. I started doing some professional work during this period, part of the reason why I dropped out of uni in my final year. I have never stopped since then. Going through a plethora of technologies ranging from C and Assembly languages, Delphi to C++, C#, Java and so on and so forth... trough 20 (and more, who counts, does it even matter) years of software development. I have not lost even a single bit of my ambition and love for the craft from those first young days, nor the energy...I absolutely love what I do. I like to get my hands into all aspects of software development. Now-a-days I use mainly Microsoft related technologies .NET C#, with a lot of database design/management usage of SQL server, but not in any way limited to that.

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