Tag: SQL Sever Express edition

SQL server table Describe (DESC) equivalent

Microsoft SQL Server doesn’t seem have a describe command and usually, folks seem to want to build a stored procedure to get the describe behaviors.  However, this is not always practical based on your permissions. So, the simple SQL below will provide describe like information in a pinch.  You may want to dress it up a bit; but I usually just use it raw, as shown below by adding the table name. Describe T-SQL Equivalent Select *   From INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS Where TABLE_NAME = ‘<<TABLENAME>>’; Related References Microsoft SQL Server – Useful links SQL Server – Basic SQL Server Object Naming

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Microsoft SQL Server – Useful links

Here are a few references for the Microsoft SQL Server 2017 database, which may be helpful. Table Of Useful Microsoft SQL Server Database References Reference Type Link SQL Server 2017 Download Page https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sql-server/sql-server-downloads SQL SERVER version, edition, and update level https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/321185/how-to-determine-the-version–edition-and-update-level-of-sql-server-a SQL Server 2017 Release Notes https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/sql-server/sql-server-2017-release-notes SQL Server Transact SQL Commands https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189826(v=sql.90).aspx Related References SQL Server – Basic SQL Server Object Naming Convention Guidance

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