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lkiran086
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Posted - 07/02/2014 :  10:46:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
HI All

I have a table contains 40 columns , but I want only the columns names only ...
How can I select ?

webfred
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Posted - 07/02/2014 :  10:53:28  Show Profile  Visit webfred's Homepage  Reply with Quote
see tara's select here:

http://www.sqlteam.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=57418


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James K
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Posted - 07/02/2014 :  12:49:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
An alternative is to query sys.columns
SELECT * FROM sys.columns WHERE OBJECT_NAME(object_id) = 'YourTableNameHere' ORDER BY column_id;
There is a case to be made for using sys.columns instead of INFORMATION_SCHEMA, unless you have a requirement to be ANSI compliant, e.g. http://sqlblog.com/blogs/aaron_bertrand/archive/2011/11/03/the-case-against-information-schema-views.aspx
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