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How to Show Tables in SQL Server Database

Database developers and administrators are responsible for monitoring the state of databases and other related items and activities. It is frequently necessary to be able to inspect the list of tables within a specific database to carry out standard operations like database design, performance tuning, and security maintenance. Therefore, database experts look for trustworthy and effective methods to complete this activity precisely.

There are ways to list database tables in every database system. While SQL Server does not directly provide the SHOW TABLES function like MySQL/MariaDB does, it does offer several other techniques to achieve the same goal. We look at the many ways to list tables in SQL Server in this post. These techniques might be slightly different depending on the version of SQL Server. Thus, we will explore the syntax, range, and corresponding benefits and drawbacks of each approach.

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