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

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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