System Views (Transact-SQL)

Microsoft SQL Server provides the following collections of system views that expose metadata.

Catalog Views

Information Schema Views

Compatibility Views

Replication Views

Dynamic Management Views and Functions

Data-tier Application Views (Transact-SQL)

See Also

Reference

System Tables (Transact-SQL)

Mapping System Tables to System Views (Transact-SQL)

Concepts

Querying the SQL Server System Catalog FAQ

Metadata Access, Isolation Levels, and Lock Hints