ROUTINE_COLUMNS (Transact-SQL)

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)yesAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Returns one row for each column returned by the table-valued functions that can be accessed by the current user in the current database.

To retrieve information from this view, specify the fully qualified name of INFORMATION_SCHEMA.view_name.

Column name Data type Description
TABLE_CATALOG nvarchar(128) Catalog or database name of the table-valued function.
TABLE_SCHEMA nvarchar(128) Name of the schema that contains the table-valued function.

** Important *\* Do not use INFORMATION_SCHEMA views to determine the schema of an object. The only reliable way to find the schema of a object is to query the sys.objects catalog view.
TABLE_NAME nvarchar(128) Name of the table-valued function.
COLUMN_NAME nvarchar(128) Column name.
ORDINAL_POSITION int Column identification number.
COLUMN_DEFAULT nvarchar(4000) Default value of the column.
IS_NULLABLE varchar(3) If this column allows for NULL, returns YES. Otherwise, returns NO.
DATA_TYPE nvarchar(128) System-supplied data type.
CHARACTER_MAXIMUM_LENGTH int Maximum length, in characters, for binary data, character data, or text and image data.

-1 for xml and large-value type data. Otherwise, returns NULL. For more information, see Data Types (Transact-SQL).
CHARACTER_OCTET_LENGTH int Maximum length, in bytes, for binary data, character data, or text and image data.

-1 for xml and large-value type data. Otherwise, returns NULL.
NUMERIC_PRECISION tinyint Precision of approximate numeric data, exact numeric data, integer data, or monetary data. Otherwise, returns NULL.
NUMERIC_PRECISION_RADIX smallint Precision radix of approximate numeric data, exact numeric data, integer data, or monetary data. Otherwise, returns NULL.
NUMERIC_SCALE tinyint Scale of approximate numeric data, exact numeric data, integer data, or monetary data. Otherwise, returns NULL.
DATETIME_PRECISION smallint Subtype code for datetime and ISOinteger data types. For other data types, returns NULL.
CHARACTER_SET_CATALOG varchar(6) Returns master. This indicates the database in which the character set is located if the column is character data or text data type. Otherwise, returns NULL.
CHARACTER_SET_SCHEMA varchar(3) Always returns NULL.
CHARACTER_SET_NAME nvarchar(128) Returns the unique name for the character set if this column is character data or text data type. Otherwise, returns NULL.
COLLATION_CATALOG varchar(6) Always returns NULL.
COLLATION_SCHEMA varchar(3) Always returns NULL.
COLLATION_NAME nvarchar(128) Returns the unique name for the sort order if the column is character data or text data type. Otherwise, returns NULL.
DOMAIN_CATALOG nvarchar(128) If the column is an alias data type, this column is the database name in which the user-defined data type was created. Otherwise, returns NULL.
DOMAIN_SCHEMA nvarchar(128) If the column is a user-defined data type, this column is the name of the schema that contains the user-defined data type. Otherwise, returns NULL.

** Important *\* Do not use INFORMATION_SCHEMA views to determine the schema of an object. The only reliable way to find the schema of a object is to query the sys.objects catalog view.
DOMAIN_NAME nvarchar(128) If the column is a user-defined data type, this column is the name of the user-defined data type. Otherwise, returns NULL.

See Also

System Views (Transact-SQL)
Information Schema Views (Transact-SQL)
sys.columns (Transact-SQL)
sys.objects (Transact-SQL)