SQL Server Script to identify a column in a database

In this post I would like to use the below script to identify if a specific column exists in a database. For instance I would like to know which tables have the column productdescription in AdventureWorksDW2008R2 database.

SELECT st.name AS TableName,SCHEMA_NAME(schema_id) AS SchemaName,sc.name AS ColumnName
FROM sys.tables AS st INNER JOIN sys.columns sc ON st.OBJECT_ID = sc.OBJECT_ID
WHERE sc.name LIKE '%productdescription%' ORDER BY SchemaName, TableName

Below is the tablename with the schemaname and the columnname we searched for.

column_in_a_database

In the above script just replace the productdescription after the Like operator with the column you are searching for and run the script accross the databases to identify the table and schema names.

Hope this helps.

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