sp_helprole (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server Azure SQL Database Azure SQL Managed Instance

Returns information about the roles in the current database.

Transact-SQL syntax conventions


sp_helprole [ [ @rolename = ] 'role' ]  


[ @rolename = ] 'role' Is the name of a role in the current database. role is sysname, with a default of NULL. role must exist in the current database. If role is not specified, information about all roles in the current database is returned.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Result Sets

Column name Data type Description
RoleName sysname Name of the role in the current database.
RoleId smallint ID of RoleName.
IsAppRole int 0 = RoleName is not an application role.

1 = RoleName is an application role.


To view the permissions associated with the role, use sp_helprotect. To view the members of a database role, use sp_helprolemember.


Requires membership in the public role.


The following query returns all the roles in the current database.

EXEC sp_helprole  

See Also

Security Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)
Server-Level Roles
Database-Level Roles
sp_addapprole (Transact-SQL)
sp_addrole (Transact-SQL)
sp_droprole (Transact-SQL)
sp_helprolemember (Transact-SQL)
sp_helpsrvrolemember (Transact-SQL)
System Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)