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sp_addextendedproperty versus sysproperties

I have been searching for a way to associate a description with a
column name. I have come across multiple posts regarding this
question. Problem is that I have seen two different answers.

One post mentioned using the undocumented system table named
sysproperties while other posts mentioned using the
sp_addextendedproperty (and fn_listextendedproperty).

Which one and why one over the other?

Thanks.
Jul 20 '05 #1
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I have been searching for a way to associate a description with a
column name. I have come across multiple posts regarding this
question. Problem is that I have seen two different answers.

One post mentioned using the undocumented system table named
sysproperties while other posts mentioned using the
sp_addextendedproperty (and fn_listextendedproperty).

Which one and why one over the other?

Thanks.


Use extended properties - that's what they are intended for. Microsoft does
not support direct modifications to system tables, and many of them
(including sysproperties) aren't documented.

See "System Tables" in Books Online.

Simon
Jul 20 '05 #2

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