VIEW_COLUMN_USAGE (Transact-SQL)

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

Returns one row for each column in the current database that is used in a view definition. This information schema view returns information about the objects to 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
VIEW_CATALOG nvarchar(128) View qualifier.
VIEW_SCHEMA nvarchar(128) Name of schema that contains the view.

** 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.
VIEW_NAME sysname View name.
TABLE_CATALOG nvarchar(128) Table qualifier.
TABLE_SCHEMA nvarchar(128) Name of schema that contains the table.

** 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 sysname Base table.
COLUMN_NAME sysname Column name.

See Also

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