Topic last updated -- June 2007
Contains entries for each view, rule, default, trigger, CHECK constraint, DEFAULT constraint, and stored procedure. The text column contains the original SQL definition statements, which are limited to a maximum size of 4 MB. This table is stored in each database.
Important None of the entries in syscomments should be deleted. If an entry in syscomments is manually removed or modified, the corresponding stored procedure will not function properly. To obfuscate stored procedure definitions, use CREATE PROCEDURE with the ENCRYPTION keyword.
|Column name||Data type||Description|
|id||int||Object ID to which this text applies.|
|number||smallint||Number within procedure grouping, if grouped. 0 for entries that are not procedures.|
|colid||smallint||Row sequence number for object definitions longer than 4,000 characters.|
|status||smallint||For internal use only.|
|ctext||varbinary(8000)||Actual text of the SQL definition statement.|
|texttype||smallint||0 = User-supplied comment. |
1 = System-supplied comment.
4 = Encrypted comment.
|language||smallint||For internal use only.|
|encrypted||bit||Indicates whether the procedure is obfuscated.
0 = Not obfuscated.
|compressed||bit||Indicates whether or not the procedure is compressed.
0 = Not compressed
|text||nvarchar(4000)||Actual text of the SQL definition statement.|