Find where specific function is used in Azure SQL database

Bart Gawrych - Dataedo Team Bart Gawrych 2019-04-01

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    Article for: Azure SQL Database SQL Server Oracle database MySQL

    Query below list objects where specific function is used.


    select schema_name(o.schema_id) + '.' + as [function],
           'is used by' as ref,
           schema_name(ref_o.schema_id) + '.' + as [object],
           ref_o.type_desc as object_type
    from sys.objects o
    join sys.sql_expression_dependencies dep
         on o.object_id = dep.referenced_id
    join sys.objects ref_o
         on dep.referencing_id = ref_o.object_id
    where o.type in ('FN', 'TF', 'IF')
          and schema_name(o.schema_id) = 'dbo'  -- put schema name here
          and = 'ufnLeadingZeros'  -- put function name here
    order by [object];


    • function - provided function schema name and name
    • ref - string 'is used by'
    • object - name of object with schema name which use specific function
    • object_type - type of found object


    • One row represents one object
    • Scope of rows: all objects that are using provided function
    • Ordered by schema name, object name

    Sample Results

    List of objects that are using dbo.ufnLeadingZeros function in AdventureWorks2017 database.

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