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MS SQL query to Find Columns or Fields in Database

If you need to locate a field in a large database and you don’t know what table the filed is or not really sure of the exact spelling of the field, you can use this simple query¬†to search for fields names in a database.

SELECT t.name AS table_name, 
SCHEMA_NAME(schema_id) AS schema_name,
c.name AS column_name
FROM sys.tables AS t
INNER JOIN sys.columns c ON t.OBJECT_ID = c.OBJECT_ID
WHERE c.name LIKE '%Your_Field_Name%'
ORDER BY schema_name, table_name