sp_helptrigger (Transact-SQL)

Returns the type or types of DML triggers defined on the specified table for the current database. sp_helptrigger cannot be used with DDL triggers. Query the system stored procedures catalog view instead.

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Syntax

sp_helptrigger [ @tabname= ] 'table' 
     [ , [ @triggertype = ] 'type' ]

Arguments

  • [ **@tabname=** ] 'table'
    Is the name of the table in the current database for which to return trigger information. table is nvarchar(776), with no default.

  • [ **@triggertype=** ] 'type'
    Is the type of DML trigger to return information about. type is char(6), with a default of NULL, and can be one of these values.

    Value

    Description

    DELETE

    Returns DELETE trigger information.

    INSERT

    Returns INSERT trigger information.

    UPDATE

    Returns UPDATE trigger information.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Result Sets

The following table shows the information that is contained in the result set.

Column name

Data type

Description

trigger_name

sysname

Name of the trigger.

trigger_owner

sysname

Name of the owner of the table on which the trigger is defined.

isupdate

int

1=UPDATE trigger

0=Not an UPDATE trigger

isdelete

int

1=DELETE trigger

0=Not a DELETE trigger

isinsert

int

1=INSERT trigger

0=Not an INSERT trigger

isafter

int

1=AFTER trigger

0=Not an AFTER trigger

isinsteadof

int

1=INSTEAD OF trigger

0=Not an INSTEAD OF trigger

trigger_schema

sysname

Name of the schema to which the trigger belongs.

Permissions

Requires Metadata Visibility Configuration permission on the table.

Examples

The following example executes sp_helptrigger to produce information about the trigger(s) on the Person.Contact table.

USE AdventureWorks;
GO
EXEC sp_helptrigger 'Person.Contact'