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Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse - Architecture and SQL by Todd Wilson, Tom Coffing

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Chapter 23 – Systems Views

“In the end we’ll remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

System Views

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The basics of the Azure SQL Data Warehouse system views are listed above.

sys.all_columns

SELECT name

,max_length

,precision

,scale

FROM sys.all_columns

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The sys.all_columns view shows columns for both user-defined and system objects.

sys.all_objects

SELECT Name

,Type_Desc

,Create_Date

,Modify_Date

FROM sys.all_objects

WHERE name = 'Emp_Intl'

The sys.all_objects views shows user-defined ...

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