How to check definition of views in a database

During preparation of replication from remote site to central office I stumbled upon a need to check definitions of all views in a database. The script is simple, yet useful:

select, sc.text from sys.views sv 
inner join dbo.syscomments sc on sv.object_id =
where sv.is_ms_shipped = 0 

You get all the non-system views – if you’re looking for a specific text in a script, just drop another conditions in WHERE clause and you’re done. I – for instance – was able to locate all views referencing linked servers.


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