Schemas Catalog Views - sys.schemas

Applies to: SQL Server Azure SQL Managed Instance Azure Synapse Analytics Analytics Platform System (PDW) SQL analytics endpoint in Microsoft Fabric Warehouse in Microsoft Fabric

Contains a row for each database schema.


Database schemas are different from XML schemas, which are used to define the content model of XML documents.

Column name Data type Description
name sysname Name of the schema. Is unique within the database.
schema_id int ID of the schema. Is unique within the database.
principal_id int ID of the principal that owns this schema.


Database schemas act as namespaces or containers for objects, such as tables, views, procedures, and functions, that can be found in the sys.objects catalog view.

Each schema has an owner. The owner is a security principal.


Requires membership in the public role.

See Also


Catalog Views (Transact-SQL)

Schemas Catalog Views (Transact-SQL)

sys.objects (Transact-SQL)