sp_catalogs (Transact-SQL)

Returns the list of catalogs in the specified linked server. This is equivalent to databases in SQL Server.

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Syntax

sp_catalogs [ @server_name = ] 'linked_svr'

Arguments

  • [ @server\_name =] 'linked_svr'
    Is the name of a linked server. linked_svr is sysname, with no default.

Result Sets

Column name

Data type

Description

Catalog_name

nvarchar(128)

Name of the catalog

Description

nvarchar(4000)

Description of the catalog

Permissions

Requires SELECT permission on the schema.

Examples

The following example returns catalog information for the linked server named OLE DB ODBC Linked Server #3.

Note

For sp_catalogs to provide useful information, the OLE DB ODBC Linked Server #3 must already exist.

USE master
GO
EXEC sp_catalogs 'OLE DB ODBC Linked Server #3'