OBJECTPROPERTYEX (Transact-SQL)

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

Returns information about schema-scoped objects in the current database. For a list of these objects, see sys.objects (Transact-SQL). OBJECTPROPERTYEX cannot be used for objects that are not schema-scoped, such as data definition language (DDL) triggers and event notifications.

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Syntax

-- Syntax for SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Parallel Data Warehouse  

OBJECTPROPERTYEX ( id , property )  

Arguments

id
Is an expression that represents the ID of the object in the current database. id is int and is assumed to be a schema-scoped object in the current database context.

property
Is an expression that contains the information to be returned for the object specified by id. The return type is sql_variant. The following table shows the base data type for each property value.

Note

Unless noted otherwise, NULL is returned when property is not a valid property name, id is not a valid object ID, id is an unsupported object type for the specified property, or the caller does not have permission to view the object's metadata.

Property name Object type Description and values returned
BaseType Any schema-scoped object Identifies the base type of the object. When the specified object is a SYNONYM, the base type of the underlying object is returned.

Nonnull = Object type

Base data type: char(2)
CnstIsClustKey Constraint PRIMARY KEY constraint with a clustered index.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
CnstIsColumn Constraint CHECK, DEFAULT, or FOREIGN KEY constraint on a single column.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
CnstIsDeleteCascade Constraint FOREIGN KEY constraint with the ON DELETE CASCADE option.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
CnstIsDisabled Constraint Disabled constraint.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
CnstIsNonclustKey Constraint PRIMARY KEY constraint with a nonclustered index.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
CnstIsNotRepl Constraint Constraint is defined by using the NOT FOR REPLICATION keywords.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
CnstIsNotTrusted Constraint Constraint was enabled without checking existing rows. Therefore, the constraint may not hold for all rows.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
CnstIsUpdateCascade Constraint FOREIGN KEY constraint with the ON UPDATE CASCADE option.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
ExecIsAfterTrigger Trigger AFTER trigger.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
ExecIsAnsiNullsOn Transact-SQL function, Transact-SQL procedure, Transact-SQL trigger, view The setting of ANSI_NULLS at creation time.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
ExecIsDeleteTrigger Trigger DELETE trigger.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
ExecIsFirstDeleteTrigger Trigger The first trigger fired when a DELETE is executed against the table.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
ExecIsFirstInsertTrigger Trigger The first trigger fired when an INSERT is executed against the table.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
ExecIsFirstUpdateTrigger Trigger The first trigger fired when an UPDATE is executed against the table.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
ExecIsInsertTrigger Trigger INSERT trigger.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
ExecIsInsteadOfTrigger Trigger INSTEAD OF trigger.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
ExecIsLastDeleteTrigger Trigger Last trigger fired when a DELETE is executed against the table.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
ExecIsLastInsertTrigger Trigger Last trigger fired when an INSERT is executed against the table.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
ExecIsLastUpdateTrigger Trigger Last trigger fired when an UPDATE is executed against the table.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
ExecIsQuotedIdentOn Transact-SQL function, Transact-SQL procedure, Transact-SQL trigger, view Setting of QUOTED_IDENTIFIER at creation time.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
ExecIsStartup Procedure Startup procedure.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
ExecIsTriggerDisabled Trigger Disabled trigger.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
ExecIsTriggerNotForRepl Trigger Trigger defined as NOT FOR REPLICATION.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
ExecIsUpdateTrigger Trigger UPDATE trigger.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
ExecIsWithNativeCompilation Transact-SQL Procedure Applies to: SQL Server 2014 through SQL Server 2017.

Procedure is natively compiled.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
HasAfterTrigger Table, view Table or view has an AFTER trigger.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
HasDeleteTrigger Table, view Table or view has a DELETE trigger.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
HasInsertTrigger Table, view Table or view has an INSERT trigger.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
HasInsteadOfTrigger Table, view Table or view has an INSTEAD OF trigger.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
HasUpdateTrigger Table, view Table or view has an UPDATE trigger.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsAnsiNullsOn Transact-SQL function, Transact-SQL procedure, table, Transact-SQL trigger, view Specifies that the ANSI NULLS option setting for the table is ON, meaning all comparisons against a null value evaluate to UNKNOWN. This setting applies to all expressions in the table definition, including computed columns and constraints, for as long as the table exists.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsCheckCnst Any schema-scoped object CHECK constraint.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsConstraint Any schema-scoped object Constraint.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsDefault Any schema-scoped object Applies to: SQL Server 2008 through SQL Server 2017.

Bound default.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsDefaultCnst Any schema-scoped object DEFAULT constraint.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsDeterministic Scalar and table-valued functions, view The determinism property of the function or view.

1 = Deterministic

0 = Not Deterministic

Base data type: int
IsEncrypted Transact-SQL function, Transact-SQL procedure, table, Transact-SQL trigger, view Indicates that the original text of the module statement was converted to an obfuscated format. The output of the obfuscation is not directly visible in any of the catalog views in SQL Server 2005. Users without access to system tables or database files cannot retrieve the obfuscated text. However, the text is available to users that can either access system tables over the DAC port or directly access database files. Also, users that can attach a debugger to the server process can retrieve the original procedure from memory at run time.

1 = Encrypted

0 = Not encrypted

Base data type: int
IsExecuted Any schema-scoped object Specifies the object can be executed (view, procedure, function, or trigger).

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsExtendedProc Any schema-scoped object Extended procedure.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsForeignKey Any schema-scoped object FOREIGN KEY constraint.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsIndexed Table, view A table or view with an index.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsIndexable Table, view A table or view on which an index may be created.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsInlineFunction Function Inline function.

1 = Inline function

0 = Not inline function

Base data type: int
IsMSShipped Any schema-scoped object An object created during installation of SQL Server.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsPrecise Computed column, function, user-defined type, view Indicates whether the object contains an imprecise computation, such as floating point operations.

1 = Precise

0 = Imprecise

Base data type: int
IsPrimaryKey Any schema-scoped object PRIMARY KEY constraint.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsProcedure Any schema-scoped object Procedure.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsQuotedIdentOn CHECK constraint, DEFAULT definition, Transact-SQL function, Transact-SQL procedure, table, Transact-SQL trigger, view Specifies that the quoted identifier setting for the object is ON, meaning double quotation marks delimit identifiers in all expressions involved in the object definition.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsQueue Any schema-scoped object Service Broker Queue

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsReplProc Any schema-scoped object Replication procedure.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsRule Any schema-scoped object Bound rule.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsScalarFunction Function Scalar-valued function.

1 = Scalar-valued function

0 = Not scalar-valued function

Base data type: int
IsSchemaBound Function, Procedure, view A schema bound function or view created by using SCHEMABINDING.

1 = Schema-bound

0 = Not schema-bound

Base data type: int
IsSystemTable Table System table.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsSystemVerified Computed column, function, user-defined type, view The precision and determinism properties of the object can be verified by SQL Server.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsTable Table Table.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsTableFunction Function Table-valued function.

1 = Table-valued function

0 = Not table-valued function

Base data type: int
IsTrigger Any schema-scoped object Trigger.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsUniqueCnst Any schema-scoped object UNIQUE constraint.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsUserTable Table User-defined table.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
IsView View View.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
OwnerId Any schema-scoped object Owner of the object.

Note: The schema owner is not necessarily the object owner. For example, child objects (those where parent_object_id is nonnull) will always return the same owner ID as the parent.

Nonnull = Database user ID of the object owner.

NULL = Unsupported object type, or object ID is not valid.

Base data type: int
SchemaId Any schema-scoped object The ID of the schema associated with the object.

Nonnull = Schema ID of the object.

Base data type: int
SystemDataAccess Function, view Object accesses system data, system catalogs or virtual system tables, in the local instance of SQL Server.

0 = None

1 = Read

Base data type: int
TableDeleteTrigger Table Table has a DELETE trigger.

>1 = ID of first trigger with the specified type.

Base data type: int
TableDeleteTriggerCount Table The table has the specified number of DELETE triggers.

Nonnull = Number of DELETE triggers

Base data type: int
TableFullTextMergeStatus Table Applies to: SQL Server 2008 through SQL Server 2017.

Whether a table that has a full-text index that is currently in merging.

0 = Table does not have a full-text index, or the full-text index is not in merging.

1 = The full-text index is in merging.
TableFullTextBackgroundUpdateIndexOn Table Applies to: SQL Server 2008 through SQL Server 2017.

The table has full-text background update index (autochange tracking) enabled.

1 = TRUE

0 = FALSE

Base data type: int
TableFulltextCatalogId Table Applies to: SQL Server 2008 through SQL Server 2017.

ID of the full-text catalog in which the full-text index data for the table resides.

Nonzero = Full-text catalog ID, associated with the unique index that identifies the rows in a full-text indexed table.

0 = Table does not have a full-text index.

Base data type: int
TableFullTextChangeTrackingOn Table Applies to: SQL Server 2008 through SQL Server 2017.

Table has full-text change-tracking enabled.

1 = TRUE

0 = FALSE

Base data type: int
TableFulltextDocsProcessed Table Applies to: SQL Server 2008 through SQL Server 2017.

Number of rows processed since the start of full-text indexing. In a table that is being indexed for full-text search, all the columns of one row are considered as part of one document to be indexed.

0 = No active crawl or full-text indexing is completed.

> 0 = One of the following (A or B): A) The number of documents processed by insert or update operations since the start of full, incremental, or manual change tracking population; B) The number of rows processed by insert or update operations since change tracking with background update index population was enabled, the full-text index schema changed, the full-text catalog rebuilt, or the instance of SQL Server restarted, and so on.

NULL = Table does not have a full-text index.

Base data type: int

Note This property does not monitor or count deleted rows.
TableFulltextFailCount Table Applies to: SQL Server 2008 through SQL Server 2017.

The number of rows that full-text search did not index.

0 = The population has completed.

>0 = One of the following (A or B): A) The number of documents that were not indexed since the start of Full, Incremental, and Manual Update change tracking population; B) For change tracking with background update index, the number of rows that were not indexed since the start of the population, or the restart of the population. This could be caused by a schema change, rebuild of the catalog, server restart, and so on

NULL = Table does not have a Full-Text index.

Base data type: int
TableFulltextItemCount Table Applies to: SQL Server 2008 through SQL Server 2017.

Nonnull = Number of rows that were full-text indexed successfully.

NULL = Table does not have a full-text index.

Base data type: int
TableFulltextKeyColumn Table Applies to: SQL Server 2008 through SQL Server 2017.

ID of the column associated with the single-column unique index that is part of the definition of a full-text index and semantic index.

0 = Table does not have a full-text index.

Base data type: int
TableFulltextPendingChanges Table Applies to: SQL Server 2008 through SQL Server 2017.

Number of pending change tracking entries to process.

0 = change tracking is not enabled.

NULL = Table does not have a full-text index.

Base data type: int
TableFulltextPopulateStatus Table Applies to: SQL Server 2008 through SQL Server 2017.

0 = Idle.

1 = Full population is in progress.

2 = Incremental population is in progress.

3 = Propagation of tracked changes is in progress.

4 = Background update index is in progress, such as autochange tracking.

5 = Full-text indexing is throttled or paused.

6 = An error has occurred. Examine the crawl log for details. For more information, see the Troubleshooting Errors in a Full-Text Population (Crawl) section of Populate Full-Text Indexes.

Base data type: int
TableFullTextSemanticExtraction Table Applies to: SQL Server 2012 through SQL Server 2017.

Table is enabled for semantic indexing.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
TableHasActiveFulltextIndex Table Applies to: SQL Server 2008 through SQL Server 2017.

Table has an active full-text index.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
TableHasCheckCnst Table Table has a CHECK constraint.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
TableHasClustIndex Table Table has a clustered index.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
TableHasDefaultCnst Table Table has a DEFAULT constraint.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
TableHasDeleteTrigger Table Table has a DELETE trigger.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
TableHasForeignKey Table Table has a FOREIGN KEY constraint.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
TableHasForeignRef Table Table is referenced by a FOREIGN KEY constraint.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
TableHasIdentity Table Table has an identity column.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
TableHasIndex Table Table has an index of any type.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
TableHasInsertTrigger Table Object has an INSERT trigger.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
TableHasNonclustIndex Table The table has a nonclustered index.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
TableHasPrimaryKey Table Table has a primary key.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
TableHasRowGuidCol Table Table has a ROWGUIDCOL for a uniqueidentifier column.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
TableHasTextImage Table Table has a text, ntext, or image column.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
TableHasTimestamp Table Table has a timestamp column.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
TableHasUniqueCnst Table Table has a UNIQUE constraint.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
TableHasUpdateTrigger Table The object has an UPDATE trigger.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
TableHasVarDecimalStorageFormat Table Table is enabled for vardecimal storage format.

1 = True

0 = False
TableInsertTrigger Table Table has an INSERT trigger.

>1 = ID of first trigger with the specified type.

Base data type: int
TableInsertTriggerCount Table The table has the specified number of INSERT triggers.

>0 = The number of INSERT triggers.

Base data type: int
TableIsFake Table Table is not real. It is materialized internally on demand by the Database Engine.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
TableIsLockedOnBulkLoad Table Table is locked because a bcp or BULK INSERT job.

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int
TableIsMemoryOptimized Table Applies to: SQL Server 2014 through SQL Server 2017.

Table is memory optimized

1 = True

0 = False

Base data type: int

For more information, see In-Memory OLTP (In-Memory Optimization).
TableIsPinned Table Table is pinned to be held in the data cache.

0 = False

This feature is not supported in SQL Server 2005 and later versions.
TableTextInRowLimit Table Table has text in row option set.

> 0 = Maximum bytes allowed for text in row.

0 = text in row option is not set.

Base data type: int
TableUpdateTrigger Table Table has an UPDATE trigger.

> 1 = ID of first trigger with the specified type.

Base data type: int
TableUpdateTriggerCount Table Table has the specified number of UPDATE triggers.

> 0 = The number of UPDATE triggers.

Base data type: int
UserDataAccess Function, View Indicates the object accesses user data, user tables, in the local instance of SQL Server.

1 = Read

0 = None

Base data type: int
TableHasColumnSet Table Table has a column set.

0 = False

1 = True

For more information, see Use Column Sets.
Cardinality Table (system or user-defined), view, or index Applies to: SQL Server 2012 through SQL Server 2017.

The number of rows in the specified object.
TableTemporalType Table Applies to: SQL Server 2016 through SQL Server 2017.

Specifies the type of table.

0 = non-temporal table

1 = history table for system-versioned table

2 = system-versioned temporal table

Return Types

sql_variant

Exceptions

Returns NULL on error or if a caller does not have permission to view the object.

A user can only view the metadata of securables that the user owns or on which the user has been granted permission. This means that metadata-emitting, built-in functions such as OBJECTPROPERTYEX may return NULL if the user does not have any permission on the object. For more information, see Metadata Visibility Configuration.

Remarks

The Database Engine assumes that object_id is in the current database context. A query that references an object_id in another database will return NULL or incorrect results. For example, in the following query the current database context is the master database. The Database Engine will try to return the property value for the specified object_id in that database instead of the database that is specified in the query. The query returns incorrect results because the view vEmployee is not in the master database.

USE master;  
GO  
SELECT OBJECTPROPERTYEX(OBJECT_ID(N'AdventureWorks2012.HumanResources.vEmployee'), 'IsView');  
GO  

OBJECTPROPERTYEX(view_id, 'IsIndexable') may consume significant computer resources because evaluation of IsIndexable property requires the parsing of view definition, normalization, and partial optimization. Although the IsIndexable property identifies tables or views that can be indexed, the actual creation of the index still might fail if certain index key requirements are not met. For more information, see CREATE INDEX (Transact-SQL).

OBJECTPROPERTYEX (table_id, 'TableHasActiveFulltextIndex') will return a value of 1 (true) when at least one column of a table is added for indexing. Full-text indexing becomes active for population as soon as the first column is added for indexing.

Restrictions on metadata visibility are applied to the result set. For more information, see Metadata Visibility Configuration.

Examples

A. Finding the base type of an object

The following example creates a SYNONYM MyEmployeeTable for the Employee table in the AdventureWorks2012 database and then returns the base type of the SYNONYM.

USE AdventureWorks2012;  
GO  
CREATE SYNONYM MyEmployeeTable FOR HumanResources.Employee;  
GO  
SELECT OBJECTPROPERTYEX ( object_id(N'MyEmployeeTable'), N'BaseType')AS [Base Type];  
GO  

The result set shows that the base type of the underlying object, the Employee table, is a user table.

Base Type

--------

U

B. Returning a property value

The following example returns the number of UPDATE triggers on the specified table.

USE AdventureWorks2012;  
GO  
SELECT OBJECTPROPERTYEX(OBJECT_ID(N'HumanResources.Employee'), N'TABLEUPDATETRIGGERCOUNT');  
GO  

C. Finding tables that have a FOREIGN KEY constraint

The following example uses the TableHasForeignKey property to return all the tables that have a FOREIGN KEY constraint.

USE AdventureWorks2012;  
GO  
SELECT name, object_id, schema_id, type_desc  
FROM sys.objects   
WHERE OBJECTPROPERTYEX(object_id, N'TableHasForeignKey') = 1  
ORDER BY name;  
GO  

Examples: Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Parallel Data Warehouse

D: Finding the base type of an object

The following example returns the base type of dbo.DimReseller object.

-- Uses AdventureWorks  

SELECT OBJECTPROPERTYEX ( object_id(N'dbo.DimReseller'), N'BaseType')AS BaseType;  

The result set shows that the base type of the underlying object, the dbo.DimReseller table, is a user table.

BaseType   
--------   
U   

See Also

CREATE SYNONYM (Transact-SQL)
Metadata Functions (Transact-SQL)
OBJECT_DEFINITION (Transact-SQL)
OBJECT_ID (Transact-SQL)
OBJECT_NAME (Transact-SQL)
sys.objects (Transact-SQL)
ALTER AUTHORIZATION (Transact-SQL)
TYPEPROPERTY (Transact-SQL)