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In SQL Server how do you query a database to bring back all the tables that have a field of a specific name?


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    The following query will bring back a unique list of tables where Column_Name is equal to the column you are looking for:

    SELECT Table_Name
    FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS
    WHERE Column_Name = 'Desired_Column_Name'
    GROUP BY Table_Name
    

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    SELECT Table_Name
    FROM Information_Schema.Columns
    WHERE Column_Name = 'YourFieldName'
    

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    I'm old-school:

    SELECT DISTINCT object_name(id)
    FROM syscolumns
    WHERE name = 'FIELDNAME'