Retrieve Maximum Length of Object Name with sp_server_info

In SQL Server, the most common question people ask is: “How big my table name can be?”. Well, its simple, 128. You can figure this out by executing a stored procedure called: sp_server_info on SQL server.

All you need to do is execute the stored procedure in SQL Server:

EXEC sp_server_info

This will return the following result:

attribute_id attribute_name attribute_value
1 DBMS_NAME Microsoft SQL Server
2 DBMS_VER Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - 11.0.3000.0
10 OWNER_TERM owner
11 TABLE_TERM table
12 MAX_OWNER_NAME_LENGTH 128
13 TABLE_LENGTH 128
14 MAX_QUAL_LENGTH 128
15 COLUMN_LENGTH 128
16 IDENTIFIER_CASE MIXED
17 TX_ISOLATION 2
18 COLLATION_SEQ charset=iso_1 sort_order=nocase_iso charset_num=1 sort_order_num=52
19 SAVEPOINT_SUPPORT Y
20 MULTI_RESULT_SETS Y
22 ACCESSIBLE_TABLES Y
100 USERID_LENGTH 128
101 QUALIFIER_TERM database
102 NAMED_TRANSACTIONS Y
103 SPROC_AS_LANGUAGE Y
104 ACCESSIBLE_SPROC Y
105 MAX_INDEX_COLS 16
106 RENAME_TABLE Y
107 RENAME_COLUMN Y
108 DROP_COLUMN Y
109 INCREASE_COLUMN_LENGTH Y
110 DDL_IN_TRANSACTION Y
111 DESCENDING_INDEXES Y
112 SP_RENAME Y
113 REMOTE_SPROC Y
500 SYS_SPROC_VERSION 11.00.3000

Although a regular table name can be 128 character long, a temporary table name cannot exceed more than 116 character.

Read the detailed post here: http://blog.sqlauthority.com/2012/05/01/sql-server-maximum-allowable-length-of-characters-for-temp-objects-is-116-guest-post-by-balmukund-lakhani/

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