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BISQL # 32 : How To find Parent Child Relationship Between Tables in Given Database


Hi Friends,

Some time when we need to identify Parent – Child Relations between the table for various purpose as follows

  • Insert Data manually by lowest foreign key table
  • Identifying join
  • Understanding Relationships between table for development
  • Finding FK for given table

Even if you think there is no requirement as mentioned above but still I will suggest try to run the query once and see how it show result in easy format

Following is Query


object_name(rkeyid) Parent_Table, 
object_name(fkeyid) Child_Table, 

object_name(constid) FKey_Name, 

c1.name FKey_Col, 

c2.name Ref_KeyCol
INTO #tblRelationShipTable

sys.sysforeignkeys s

Inner join sys.syscolumns c1

on ( s.fkeyid = c1.id And s.fkey = c1.colid )

Inner join syscolumns c2

on ( s.rkeyid = c2.id And s.rkey = c2.colid )

WHERE object_name(rkeyid) like '%CapProgram%' OR  object_name(rkeyid) LIKE '%productline%'
Order by Parent_Table,Child_Table

SELECT * FROM #tblRelationShipTable Order BY Child_Table

DROP TABLE #tblRelationShipTable

Above query have output in following format !!


Hope this helps !!!

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