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sp_helpdbfixedrole (Transact-SQL)

Returns a list of the fixed database roles.

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sp_helpdbfixedrole [ [ @rolename = ] 'role' ] 
[ @rolename = ] 'role'

Is the name of a fixed database role. role is sysname, with a default of NULL. If role is specified, only information about that role is returned; otherwise, a list and description of all fixed database roles is returned.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Column name Data type Description

DbFixedRole

sysname

Name of the fixed database role.

Description

nvarchar(70)

Description of DbFixedRole.

Fixed database roles, as shown in the following table, are defined at the database level and have permissions to perform specific database-level administrative activities. Fixed database roles cannot be added or removed. The permissions granted to a fixed database role cannot be changed.

Fixed database role Description

db_owner

Database owners

db_accessadmin

Database access administrators

db_securityadmin

Database security administrators

db_ddladmin

Database DDL administrators

db_backupoperator

Database backup operators

db_datareader

Database data readers

db_datawriter

Database data writers

db_denydatareader

Database deny data readers

db_denydatawriter

Database deny data writers

The following table shows stored procedures that are used for modifying database roles.

Stored procedure Action

sp_addrolemember

Adds a database user to a fixed database role.

sp_helprole

Displays a list of the members of a fixed database role.

sp_droprolemember

Removes a member from a fixed database role.

Requires membership in the public role.

Information returned is subject to restrictions on access to metadata. Entities on which the principal has no permission do not appear. For more information, see Metadata Visibility Configuration.

The following example shows a list of all fixed database roles.

EXEC sp_helpdbfixedrole;
GO
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