MSSQL Tutorial: Search code inside of stored proceedures

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DECLARE @SEARCHSTRING VARCHAR(255), @notcontain Varchar(255)

SELECT @SEARCHSTRING = ‘expiration_date =’, @notcontain = ”

when sysobjects.xtype = ‘P’ then ‘Stored Proc’
when sysobjects.xtype = ‘TF’ then ‘Function’
when sysobjects.xtype = ‘TR’ then ‘Trigger’
end as [Object Type]

FROM sysobjects,syscomments

WHERE = AND sysobjects.type in (‘P’,’TF’,’TR’) AND sysobjects.category = 0 AND CHARINDEX(@SEARCHSTRING,syscomments.text)>0 AND ((CHARINDEX(@notcontain,syscomments.text)=0 or CHARINDEX(@notcontain,syscomments.text)<>0))

Sorry, this little piece of handiwork isn’t my own. I got it from but I thought I would share the love. You can use this to search through the code inside of your stored proceedures to find whatever it is you’re looking for.


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