November 16, 2010

List all Default Values in a SQL Server Database

I had earlier written a query to Find a Column Default value using T-SQL. Here’s how to find the default value of all columns in all tables of a database

SELECT as 'Table', as 'Column',
object_definition(default_object_id) AS [DefaultValue]
FROM sys.objects obj INNER JOIN sys.columns col
ON obj.object_id = col.object_id
where obj.type = 'U'

The sys.objects and sys.columns provides us with the metadata needed to find the default values of all columns in a database.



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Banking Software said...

I'm the beginner for SQL...
Wonderful Practical idea... nice blog...

Anvesh Patel said...

Nice Article !

Really this will help to people of SQL Server Community.
I have also prepared small note on this, How to find default value of columns in SQL Server.