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SCHEMATA (Transact-SQL)

Returns one row for each schema in the current database. To retrieve information from these views, specify the fully qualified name of INFORMATION_SCHEMA.view_name. To retrieve information about all databases in an instance of SQL Server, query the sys.databases (Transact-SQL) catalog view. 

Column name

Data type

Description

CATALOG_NAME

sysname

Name of current database

SCHEMA_NAME

nvarchar(128)

Returns the name of the schema.

SCHEMA_OWNER

nvarchar(128)

Schema owner name.

Important noteImportant
Do not use INFORMATION_SCHEMA views to determine the schema of an object. The only reliable way to find the schema of an object is to query the sys.objects catalog view or use the OBJECT_SCHEMA_NAME function.

DEFAULT_CHARACTER_SET_CATALOG

varchar(6)

Always returns NULL.

DEFAULT_CHARACTER_SET_SCHEMA

varchar(3)

Always returns NULL.

DEFAULT_CHARACTER_SET_NAME

sysname

Returns the name of the default character set.

The following example returns information about each schema in the database.

USE AdventureWorks;
GO

SELECT *
FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.SCHEMATA;


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