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Searching for Strings in a Database

Aaron Bertrand updates an old tip:

Back in 2015, I wrote a tip called Search all string columns in all SQL Server databases. That tip focused on finding strings within string-based columns in all tables across all user databases. I was recently asked if this could be made more flexible; for example, can it search views as well, and can it search only in a specific database?

Click through for a new version which works in SQL Server 2016 and later.

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