List graph tables in SQL Server database

Article for: Azure SQL Database

This query works on SQL Server 2017 or newer.

SQL Server 2017 introduced graph tables.

Query below returns those tables.


select case when is_node = 1 then 'Node'
            when is_edge = 1 then 'Edge'
        end table_type,
        schema_name(schema_id) as schema_name,
        name as table_name
from sys.tables
where is_node = 1 or is_edge = 1
order by is_edge, schema_name, table_name


  • table_type - graph table type - Node and Edge
  • schema_name - table schema name
  • table_name - table name


  • One row represents one graph table - node or edge
  • Scope of rows: only graph (node or edge) tables are included
  • Ordered by nodes first, then edeges. Within type by schema and table name

Sample results

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