Usefull SQL Server System stored procedures

Some helpful System Stored Procedures are listed here for the use of members.

--provide list of all database objects
exec sp_help


--provide list of all columns , there datatype and some other important information

sp_help tablename_or_viewname

--Provide defination of given object, object can be function, SP or trigger

sp_helptext view_function_proc_triggername

-- provide list of current running process with some other important information

sp_who2
-- provide list of current running process, provide information less than sp_who2
sp_who
--provide list of tables and views
sp_tables

-- provide list of columnname and some other usefull information of input object
sp_columns table_viewname

-- provide list of all databases with there size
sp_databases

-- Enable you to rename a database or database object

sp_rename
currentname,
newname,
objecttype /*optional*/

--Enable you to set & view the database compatibility value , valid values for sql server 2005 are 60, 65, 70, 80, or 90 /*(90 for sql server 2005)*/

sp_dbcmptlevel
DatabaseName,
Value /*optional*/

--enable you to set values of different database option

sp_dboption dbname, optname, optvalue

--provide you the object dependent and type of dependent object for input object
sp_depends objectname

--enable you to equire a lock on active transaction

sp_getapplock Resource,
lockmode, --can be 'Shared', 'Update', 'Exclusive', 'IntentExclusive'and 'IntentShared'
LockOwner, --can be 'Transaction' and 'Session' -- default is 'Transaction'
LockTimeout, --default null
DbPrincipal -- default public

--provide you the detail of constraint on given objectname

sp_helpconstraint objectname

--
--provide you data and log file info for current database, if u pass a file name to this proc this will give you Db name for that file
sp_helpfile
[filename] --optional

--provide you file group name for current database
sp_helpfilegroup
filegroupname --optional

--provide you list of indexes on given object
sp_helpindex objectname

--provide you list of stats on given object

sp_helpstats objectname

--provide you list of triggers on given object
sp_helptrigger objectname

--provide you users for current Db with Loginname
sp_helpuser

--provide you detail of current locks
sp_lock
spId1, --optional
spId2 --optional

--Provide you overview of server performance
sp_monitor

--provide you list of database on which you have access rights
sp_mshasdbaccess

--provide you list of index on given object and space used by them
sp_msindexspace objectname


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