Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview
Returns a list of all constraint types, their user-defined or system-supplied name, the columns on which they have been defined, and the expression that defines the constraint (for DEFAULT and CHECK constraints only).
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database.
- [ @objname = ] 'table'
Is the table about which constraint information is returned. The table specified must be local to the current database. table is nvarchar(776), with no default.
- [ @nomsg =] 'no_message'
Is an optional parameter that prints the table name. no_message is varchar(5), with a default of msg. nomsg suppresses the printing.
0 (success) or 1 (failure)
sp_helpconstraint displays a descending indexed column if it participated in primary keys. The descending indexed column will be listed in the result set with a minus sign (-) following its name. The default, an ascending indexed column, will be listed by its name alone.
Executing sp_help table reports all information about the specified table. To see only the constraint information, use sp_helpconstraint.
Requires membership in the public role.
The following example shows all constraints for the Product table.
USE AdventureWorks2012; GO EXEC sp_helpconstraint 'Production.Product';