TABLES (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: yesSQL Server (all supported versions) YesAzure SQL Database YesAzure SQL Managed Instance yesAzure Synapse Analytics yesParallel Data Warehouse

Returns one row for each table or view in the current database for which the current user has permissions.

To retrieve information from these views, specify the fully qualified name of INFORMATION_SCHEMA.view_name.

Column name Data type Description
TABLE_CATALOG nvarchar(128) Table qualifier.
TABLE_SCHEMA nvarchar(128) Name of schema that contains the table.

** Important ** only reliable way to find the schema of an object is to query the sys.objects catalog view. INFORMATION_SCHEMA views could be incomplete since they are not updated for all new features.
TABLE_NAME sysname Table or view name.
TABLE_TYPE varchar(10) Type of table. Can be VIEW or BASE TABLE.

See Also

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