How to check the existence of a Column in SQL Server 2000?

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Microsoft SQL Server 2000
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SQL Server 2000 queries
- using SQL Server 2000 , Would like to know how to check any specific column exist in a database. Any method to search through the list of tables in a database. Thanks.

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Try this:

<pre>select sysobjects.name
from syscolumns
left join sysobjects on sysobjects.id = syscolumns.id
where syscolumns.name = ‘FieldName’
and sysobjects.type = ‘U’
order by 1</pre>

Or this
<pre>SELECT name
FROM syscolumns
WHERE name = ‘YourColumnName’ and id = object_id(‘YourTable’)</pre>

A standard way:

<pre>select table_name, column_name
from information_schema.columns
where column_name=’YourColumnName’</pre>

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