Applies to: SQL Server (all supported versions) Azure SQL Database Azure SQL Managed Instance Azure Synapse Analytics Analytics Platform System (PDW)
Contains a row for each column found in sys.columns that is a computed-column.
|Column name||Data type||Description|
|<Inherited columns>||The sys.computed_columns view returns all columns in the sys.columns view. It also returns the additional columns described below. For a description of the columns that the sys.computed_columns view inherits from sys.columns, see sys.columns (Transact-SQL). The value of the is_computed column is always set to 1 in the sys.computed_columns view.|
|definition||nvarchar(max)||SQL text that defines this computed-column.|
|uses_database_collation||bit||1 = The column definition depends on the default collation of the database for correct evaluation; otherwise, 0. Such a dependency prevents changing the database default collation.|
|is_persisted||bit||Computed column is persisted.|
The visibility of the metadata in catalog views is limited to securables that a user either owns or on which the user has been granted some permission. For more information, see Metadata Visibility Configuration.