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SQL Server- get list of column names and datatypes of a table

Jan 13, 2011

Introduction:

Here I will explain how to get the column names and corresponding datatypes in particular table using SQL Server.
Description:
I have one table with lot columns in database at that time I tried to know the column names and corresponding datatypes and their maximum sizes in particular table for that I written the following query in SQL server to get column names and datatypes in particular table.


USE MySampleDB
GO
SELECT column_name 'Column Name',
data_type 'Data Type',
character_maximum_length 'Maximum Length'
FROM information_schema.columns
WHERE table_name = 'Country'
    
Demo

If anyone gets error with above query like

Invalid object name 'information_schema.columns'

This error because of case sensitive databases to rectify this error we need to write query like this 


USE CRMK
GO
SELECT column_name 'Column Name',
data_type 'Data Type',
character_maximum_length 'Maximum Length'
FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS
WHERE table_name = 'Country'
Here you need to enter your table name if that is in Caps lock you should enter caps lock name of your table only because it it is case sensitive

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