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SP_Helptext Get DDL information

The sp_helptext stored procedure is a system-defined T-SQL procedure that is used to view the definition of a specified object in SQL Server.

It is included in all versions of SQL Server and provides an easy way to retrieve the definition of user-defined functions, stored procedures, views, triggers, and other database objects.

The sp_helptext procedure output displays the text of the specified object, including comments and white space.

With this procedure, developers and database administrators can quickly review and analyze the code of a specific object, which can be useful for debugging, optimization, and documentation purposes.

How to use it?

exec sp_helptext 'SchemaName.ObjectName'




In addition you can use sp_help procedure to retrieve some interesting informations.