SQL Server : Find SQL Object Names within a Database


I was returning to an old database and I wanted to find all instances of a particular column name.  The following SQL is a very fast way to output the object name (with additional data) for locating the item of interest.  Of course you can make more elaborate by filtering query.

SELECT sc.[name] AS column_name, so.[name] , *
FROM syscolumns sc INNER JOIN sysobjects so ON sc.id=so.id WHERE sc.[name] LIKE '%TestColumnName%'

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