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List all columns in a table
To list all the columns in a table the simplest way is:
exec sp_help <table-name>
unfortunately this returns more than just the columns in the table. Alternately, to just list the columns use:
select name from syscolumns where id=object_id('<table_name>')
where <table_name> is the name of the table. For example:
select name from syscolumns where id=object_id('Employees')
These notes have been tested against SQL Server 7.
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