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APP_NAME (Transact-SQL)

Returns the application name for the current session if set by the application.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database.

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APP_NAME  ( )

nvarchar(128)

The following example checks whether the client application that initiated this process is a SQL Server Management Studio session.

USE AdventureWorks2012;
GO
DECLARE @CurrentApp varchar(128)= APP_NAME();
--SELECT @CurrentApp;
IF @CurrentApp <> 'Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio - Query'
PRINT 'This process was not started by a SQL Server Management Studio query session.' ;
GO
GO

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