Script To Search Text In Database


DECLARE @SearchStr varchar(50)
SET @SearchStr = 'Whatever'

SET NOCOUNT ON

DECLARE @Results TABLE ([Table] nvarchar(370), [Column] nvarchar(370), [Value] nvarchar(3630))
DECLARE @TableName nvarchar(256), @ColumnName nvarchar(128), @SearchStr2 nvarchar(110)
SET @TableName = ''
SET @SearchStr2 = QUOTENAME('%' + @SearchStr + '%','''')

WHILE @TableName IS NOT NULL
BEGIN
SET @ColumnName = ''
SET @TableName =
(
SELECT MIN(QUOTENAME(TABLE_SCHEMA) + '.' + QUOTENAME(TABLE_NAME))
FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES
WHERE TABLE_TYPE = 'BASE TABLE'
AND QUOTENAME(TABLE_SCHEMA) + '.' + QUOTENAME(TABLE_NAME) > @TableName
AND OBJECTPROPERTY(
OBJECT_ID(
QUOTENAME(TABLE_SCHEMA) + '.' + QUOTENAME(TABLE_NAME)
), 'IsMSShipped'
) = 0
)

WHILE (@TableName IS NOT NULL) AND (@ColumnName IS NOT NULL)
BEGIN
SET @ColumnName =
(
SELECT MIN(QUOTENAME(COLUMN_NAME))
FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS
WHERE TABLE_SCHEMA = PARSENAME(@TableName, 2)
AND TABLE_NAME = PARSENAME(@TableName, 1)
AND DATA_TYPE IN ('char', 'varchar', 'nchar', 'nvarchar')
AND QUOTENAME(COLUMN_NAME) > @ColumnName
)

IF @ColumnName IS NOT NULL
BEGIN
DECLARE @TableNameShort VARCHAR(100)
SET @TableNameShort = SUBSTRING(SUBSTRING(@TableName, 8, 100), 0, LEN(@TableName) - 7)
DECLARE @ColumnNameShort VARCHAR(100)
SET @ColumnNameShort = SUBSTRING(@ColumnName, 2, LEN(@ColumnName) - 2)
INSERT INTO @Results
EXEC
(
'SELECT ''' + @TableNameShort + ''', ''' + @ColumnNameShort + ''', LEFT(' + @ColumnName + ', 3630)
FROM ' + @TableName + ' (NOLOCK) ' +
' WHERE ' + @ColumnName + ' LIKE ' + @SearchStr2
)
END
END
END

SELECT [Table], [Column], [Value] FROM @Results