SCHEMA_NAME (Transact-SQL)

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

Returns the schema name associated with a schema ID.

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Syntax

SCHEMA_NAME ( [ schema_id ] )  

Arguments

Term Definition
schema_id The ID of the schema. schema_id is an int. If schema_id is not defined, SCHEMA_NAME will return the name of the default schema of the caller.

Return Types

sysname

Returns NULL when schema_id is not a valid ID.

Remarks

SCHEMA_NAME returns names of system schemas and user-defined schemas. SCHEMA_NAME can be called in a select list, in a WHERE clause, and anywhere an expression is allowed.

Examples

A. Returning the name of the default schema of the caller

SELECT SCHEMA_NAME();  

B. Returning the name of a schema by using an ID

SELECT SCHEMA_NAME(1);  

See Also

Expressions (Transact-SQL)
SCHEMA_ID (Transact-SQL)
sys.schemas (Transact-SQL)
sys.database_principals (Transact-SQL)
Metadata Functions (Transact-SQL)
WHERE (Transact-SQL)