How to find default values of all SQL Server columns

20 March,2023 by Tom Collins

Question: Do you have a sql query to check every  sql server database  column and identify if a default value is applied to the column?  

 

Answer : This query example will return 3 columns - table, column , and default column value 

 

use [myDB]

SELECT so.NAME AS "TABLE", sc.NAME AS "COLUMN", sm.TEXT AS "DEFAULT COLUMN VALUE"
FROM dbo.sysobjects so INNER JOIN dbo.syscolumns sc ON so.id = sc.id 
LEFT JOIN dbo.syscomments sm ON sc.cdefault = sm.id 
WHERE so.xtype = 'U' AND sm.TEXT IS NOT NULL
ORDER BY so.[name], sc.colid   

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Author: Tom Collins (http://www.sqlserver-dba.com)


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