Retrieve all Tables in a Database as DatabaseName.Schema.TableName

The general syntax of a CREATE TABLE command in SQL Server 2005/2008 is :


CREATE TABLE


    [ database_name . [ schema_name ] . | schema_name . ] table_name


        ( { <column_definition> | <computed_column_definition> }


        [ <table_constraint> ] [ ,...n ] )


    [ ON { partition_scheme_name ( partition_column_name ) | filegroup


        | "default" } ]


    [ { TEXTIMAGE_ON { filegroup | "default" } ]


[ ; ]




Observe the database_name.[ schema_name ].| schema_name.]table_name syntax. Let us say, if you now want to retrieve all the tables in your SQL Server 2005/2008 database in a similar format, then here's how to do so:


USE Northwind


GO


SELECT DB_NAME() + '.' + OBJECT_NAME(object_Id)


+ '.' + SCHEMA_NAME(schema_id) as 'Fully Qualified Name'


FROM sys.tables




OUTPUT


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1 comment:

Madhivanan said...

It is better practice not to query against system tables. Use Information_schema views instead

The same can be done by



select table_catalog+'.'+table_name from information_schema.tables
where table_type='BASE TABLE'