Schemas Catalog Views - sys.schemas

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Contains a row for each database schema.


Database schemas are different from XML schemas, which are used to define the content model of XML documents.

Column name Data type Description
name sysname Name of the schema. Is unique within the database.
schema_id int ID of the schema. Is unique within the database.
principal_id int ID of the principal that owns this schema.


Database schemas act as namespaces or containers for objects, such as tables, views, procedures, and functions, that can be found in the sys.objects catalog view.


Requires membership in the public role. For more information, see Metadata Visibility Configuration.

See Also

Catalog Views (Transact-SQL)
Schemas Catalog Views (Transact-SQL)
sys.objects (Transact-SQL)