Object Search in SQL Query Analyzer

In MS SQL Query Analyzer for SQL 2000 you can search for just about any database object using the Object Search. To access Object Search just press the F4 key while in Query Analyzer. Since my co-worker turned me on to this feature I've found myself using it quite a bit. It is great for finding column and table names in large databases as it allows you to do wildcard searches. Say for example you can't remember if a column is named "LastLogIn" or "LastLoggedIn" and say you also can't remember which table it is stored in. Object Search to the rescue. Just select the "Column" object type and search for "LastLog%" and you will get a list of all columns that start with LastLog, as well as what tables they are stored in.

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Phil Duba's Gravatar Thanks for the tip Nathan! I could have used that about 3 weeks ago doing stored proc testing.
# Posted By Phil Duba | 4/13/07 2:08 PM
Stanley's Gravatar Hi, for searching in SQL 2005 you can use way, that I'm describing here
http://www.select-sql.com/mssql/object-search-in-m...
# Posted By Stanley | 8/22/07 6:25 AM
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