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BISQL#4:Identifying and Search of Relationship’s Are Always Difficult ,But Easy with Proper Analysis ..In SQL :)

Hi Friends,

    • There is always question in my mind, what if I have two fields with me and how I am going to find relationship in-between two columns quickly  only if I have very less idea on database
    • This can be done without looking into actual database table just fire this query with proper input and column names at proper place
    • Second one is used for Search a particular column in given Database

1.Following is query to find relation between any to column in given database

(1)—How to find Relation ShipBetween two coloumns

–drop table  #TempAssociation

SELECT f.name AS ForeignKey,
OBJECT_NAME(f.parent_object_id) AS TableName,
COL_NAME(fc.parent_object_id,fc.parent_column_id) AS ColumnName,
SCHEMA_NAME(o.SCHEMA_ID) ReferenceSchemaName,
OBJECT_NAME (f.referenced_object_id) AS ReferenceTableName,
COL_NAME(fc.referenced_object_id,fc.referenced_column_id) AS ReferenceColumnName

into #TempAssociation

FROM sys.foreign_keys AS f
INNER JOIN sys.foreign_key_columns AS fc
INNER JOIN sys.objects AS o ON o.OBJECT_ID = fc.referenced_object_id
ON f.OBJECT_ID = fc.constraint_object_id
select * from #TempAssociation

where ColumnName like ‘%<First Column to Search>%’
or ColumnName like ‘%<Second Column to Search>%’
drop table  #TempAssociation

Output is in the form of following table



Use above query where you don’t have to refer always towards database


2.How to search column in Database by its name

--Search Database Column by name

SELECT table_name=sysobjects.name,
FROM sysobjects 
JOIN syscolumns ON sysobjects.id = syscolumns.id
JOIN systypes ON syscolumns.xtype=systypes.xtype
WHERE syscolumns.name LIKE '%<Your Search Column Name>%'


Output is in the form of following table



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· BISQL # 8 : Pros and Cons of Money Data Type

· BISQL # 9 :How to Get Answers,Common Question :SQL Server FAQs eBook


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  1. October 2, 2011 at 3:38 am

    how to identify the relationships between tables in a offline source. Due to some limitation FK is not been extracted from the live source and the application has to run from the offline source which is a replica of the actual source minus FK

  2. October 3, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Frankly there has to be identifier Ramesh
    But still you don’t have it then I will suggest following Steps to identify it you may not like it but I will give try
    1.Just compare Column name between two table most of case its same
    Table in which column data is Distinct and equal to number of row is Primary Column and vise a versa for Foreign key column Search

    2.Worst but We need create column comparison algorithm which will compare each column of table with other column s table and Identifies relationships !!

    Hope this helps !!
    If you still finds difficulties let me know Dear !!

  3. Vinod
    January 2, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Really your Blogs are very useful.Thanks a Lot …!

    • January 3, 2016 at 1:47 am

      Thank you Vinod for stop by and awesome comment

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