Find tables that DON'T have a column with a specific name in Azure SQL Database

Rene Castro - Dataedo Team Rene Castro 2018-12-10

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    Databases often have standard columns. Examples of such standard columns can be id, modified_date, created_by or row_version.

    The query below finds all the tables that do not have the 'ModifiedDate' column.


    select schema_name(t.schema_id) as schema_name, as table_name
    from sys.tables as t
    where t.object_id not in
        (select c.object_id
          from sys.columns as c
         where = 'ModifiedDate')
    order by schema_name,


    • schema_name - schema name of the table found
    • table_name - name of the table found


    • One row: represents a table
    • Scope of rows: all found tables
    • Ordered by schema name, table name

    Sample results

    These tables do not have the 'ModifiedDate' column.

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