List columns by name length in Db2 database

This query returns columns in a database sorted by their name.


select c.colname as column_name,
    length(c.colname) as column_name_length,
    c.tabschema as schema_name,
    c.tabname as table_name
from syscat.columns c
inner join syscat.tables t on 
      t.tabschema = c.tabschema and t.tabname = c.tabname
where t.type = 'T'
and t.tabschema not like 'SYS%'
order by column_name_length desc, 


  • column_name - column name
  • column_name_length - column name length
  • schema_name - column table schema name
  • table_name - column table name


  • One row represents one column of each table in a database
  • Scope of rows: each column that exists in a database
  • Ordered by length descrending - from longhest to shortest

Sample results

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