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Stored procedure overview in SQL Server

How can I get an overview of all stored procedures and the tables they use?

How can I get an overview of all stored procedures and the tables they use?
Take a look at sp_depends and sys.sql_dependencies. These can get out of sync though. One approach I often take when looking for code that touches a table named Employees would be with a query like:

SELECT * FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.ROUTINES WHERE ROUTINE_DEFINITION LIKE '%Employees%' 

But that's a brute force search that also depends upon your stored procedures not being compiled with encryption.

This was last published in February 2007

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