List all columns in specific table in Azure SQL database

Query below returns all columns from a speficic table in SQL Server database.

Query

select 
    col.column_id as id,
    col.name,
    t.name as data_type,
    col.max_length,
    col.precision,
    col.is_nullable
from sys.tables as tab
    inner join sys.columns as col
        on tab.object_id = col.object_id
    left join sys.types as t
    on col.user_type_id = t.user_type_id
where tab.name = 'Table name' -- enter table name here
-- and schema_name(tab.schema_id) = 'Schema name'
order by tab.name, column_id;

Important:

  • please edit condition and type in your table name
  • you can also uncomment schema condition and provide your table schema name to further filter tables (in case tables in different schemas have same name).

Columns

  • id - column position in table, starting at 1
  • name - column name
  • data_type - column data type
  • max_length - data type max length
  • precision - data type precision
  • is_nullable - flag if column is nullable:
    • 0 - not nullable (doesn't allow nulls)
    • 1 - nullable (allows nulls)

Rows

  • One row represents one column in a table
  • Scope of rows: all columns in speficic table
  • Ordered by column id (position in table)

Sample results

Columns in Product table in AdventureWorks database.

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