Returns information about the roles in the current database.
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database.
Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions
sp_helprole [ [ @rolename = ] 'role' ]
Is the name of a role in the current database. role is sysname, with a default of NULL. role must exist in the current database. If role is not specified, information about all roles in the current database is returned.
0 (success) or 1 (failure)
Name of the role in the current database.
ID of RoleName.
0 = RoleName is not an application role.
1 = RoleName is an application role.
To view the permissions associated with the role, use sp_helprotect. To view the members of a database role, use sp_helprolemember.
Requires membership in the public role.
The following query returns all the roles in the current database.