December 23, 2007

Viewing database information using Sql 2005




A system stored procedure called sp_helpdb allows you to view database information.

The sp_helpdb returns information like the database name, size, owner, ID, date of creation, various database setting and options, compatibility level etc.

To return information about a database :

EXEC sp_helpdb 'Northwind'
GO

If you want to return information about all databases :

EXEC sp_helpdb;
GO


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