Applies to: SQL Server Azure SQL Database Azure SQL Managed Instance Azure Synapse Analytics Analytics Platform System (PDW)
Returns a row for each object that is an SQL language-defined module in SQL Server, including natively compiled scalar user-defined function. Objects of type P, RF, V, TR, FN, IF, TF, and R have an associated SQL module. Stand-alone defaults, objects of type D, also have an SQL module definition in this view. For a description of these types, see the
type column in the sys.objects catalog view.
For more information, see Scalar User-Defined Functions for In-Memory OLTP.
|Column name||Data type||Description|
|object_id||int||ID of the object of the containing object. Is unique within a database.|
|definition||nvarchar(max)||SQL text that defines this module. This value can also be obtained using the OBJECT_DEFINITION built-in function.
NULL = Encrypted.
|uses_ansi_nulls||bit||Module was created with SET ANSI_NULLS ON.
Will always be = 0 for rules and defaults.
|uses_quoted_identifier||bit||Module was created with SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON.|
|is_schema_bound||bit||Module was created with SCHEMABINDING option.
Always contains a value of 1 for natively compiled stored procedures.
|uses_database_collation||bit||1 = Schema-bound module definition depends on the default-collation of the database for correct evaluation; otherwise, 0. Such a dependency prevents changing the database's default collation.|
|is_recompiled||bit||Procedure was created WITH RECOMPILE option.|
|null_on_null_input||bit||Module was declared to produce a
|execute_as_principal_id||Int||ID of the EXECUTE AS database principal.
ID of the specified principal if EXECUTE AS SELF or EXECUTE AS <principal>.
-2 = EXECUTE AS OWNER.
|uses_native_compilation||bit||Applies to: SQL Server 2014 (12.x) through SQL Server 2014 (12.x).
0 = not natively compiled
1 = is natively compiled
The default value is 0.
|is_inlineable||bit||Applies to: SQL Server 2019 (15.x) and later.
Indicates whether the module is inlineable or not. Inlineability is based on the conditions specified here.
0 = not inlineable
1 = is inlineable.
For scalar user-defined functions (UDFs), the value will be 1 if the UDF is inlineable, and 0 otherwise. It always contains a value of 1 for inline table-valued functions (TVFs), and 0 for all other module types.
|inline_type||bit||Applies to: SQL Server 2019 (15.x) and later.
Indicates whether inlining is turned on for the module currently.
0 = inlining is turned off
1 = inlining is turned on.
For scalar user-defined functions (UDFs), the value will be 1 if inlining is turned on (explicitly or implicitly). The value will always be 1 for inline table-valued functions (TVFs), and 0 for other module types.
The SQL expression for a DEFAULT constraint, object of type D, is found in the sys.default_constraints catalog view. The SQL expression for a CHECK constraint, object of type C, is found in the sys.check_constraints catalog view.
This information is also described in sys.dm_db_uncontained_entities (Transact-SQL).
Renaming a stored procedure, function, view, or trigger won't change the name of the corresponding object in the definition column of the
sys.sql_modules catalog view or the definition returned by the OBJECT_DEFINITION built-in function. For this reason, we recommend that
sp_rename not be used to rename these object types. Instead, drop and re-create the object with its new name. Learn more in sp_rename (Transact-SQL).
The visibility of the metadata in catalog views is limited to securables that a user either owns or on which the user has been granted some permission. For more information, see Metadata Visibility Configuration.
The following example returns the object_id, schema name, object name, object type, and definition of each module in the current database.
SELECT sm.object_id , ss.[name] as [schema] , o.[name] as object_name , o.[type] , o.[type_desc] , sm.[definition] FROM sys.sql_modules AS sm JOIN sys.objects AS o ON sm.object_id = o.object_id JOIN sys.schemas AS ss ON o.schema_id = ss.schema_id ORDER BY o.[type] , ss.[name] , o.[name];
Catalog Views (Transact-SQL)
Object Catalog Views (Transact-SQL)
Querying the SQL Server System Catalog FAQ
In-Memory OLTP (In-Memory Optimization)