Get Temporary Table Column Names in SQL Server

When a temporary table is created, a record gets created in tempdb’s sys.tables and tempdb.sys.columns system table. You can query these tables to get meta data information from a temporary table.

Here’s how to retrieve a Temporary Table’s Column Names. Let’s first create a temporary table with some columns

create table #SomeTmpTbl
col1 int,
col2 varchar(20),
col3 datetime

Now query the tempdb.sys.columns in the following manner

select * from tempdb.sys.columns where object_id =

and there you go!


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