DBCC HELP (Transact-SQL)
Applies to: SQL Server (all supported versions) Azure SQL Managed Instance
Returns syntax information for the specified DBCC command.
DBCC HELP ( 'dbcc_statement' | @dbcc_statement_var | '?' ) [ WITH NO_INFOMSGS ]
To view Transact-SQL syntax for SQL Server 2014 and earlier, see Previous versions documentation.
dbcc_statement | @dbcc_statement_var
Is the name of the DBCC command for which to receive syntax information. Provide only the part of the DBCC command that follows DBCC, for example, CHECKDB instead of DBCC CHECKDB.
Returns all DBCC commands for which Help is available.
Suppresses all informational messages that have severity levels from 0 through 10.
DBCC HELP returns a result set displaying the syntax for the specified DBCC command.
Requires membership in the sysadmin fixed server role.
A. Using DBCC HELP with a variable
The following example returns syntax information for DBCC
DECLARE @dbcc_stmt sysname; SET @dbcc_stmt = 'CHECKDB'; DBCC HELP (@dbcc_stmt); GO
B. Using DBCC HELP with the ? option
The following example returns all DBCC statements for which Help is available.
DBCC HELP ('?'); GO