Finding All References To A Column

I have a task to where I need to move a column from one table to
another. I want to be sure I update any view, stored procedure,
trigger, etc. that references the column. I simply want a query that
will report the related objects and then I will update them manually
but before I go and try and figure out how to do this by querying the
sys tables is there an sp_sproc that will do this?



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Invalid Column References Editor

 

Hi All,
 
I'm pretty new with SSIS. I have written some custom component which will read from flat file and write it into database. Between those processes, there are other processes which will analyse and transform the data being transfered. Everytime, I remove a column from upstream component, I have to go through each component to fix up column reference mapping using Invalid Column References Editor. There are lots of clicking involves just to remove a column from upstream component. My package has about 15 components. I am just wondering, is there anyway for us to prevent that editor to pop up, instead fixing invalid column reference programatically in ReInitializeMetadata?
 
Thanks,
Will

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-- Mitch Curtis
-- A2create.sql

-- Set the active database to KWEA.
USE KWEA;

-- Drop existing tables (if any).
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anticipated_end_date SMALLDATETIME NULL,
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waiting# INT NULL,
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tenant# INT NOT NULL,
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end_date SMALLDATETIME NOT NULL,
total_bonds SMALLMONEY NOT NULL,
weekly_rent SMALLMONEY NOT NULL,
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);

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month_rent_start_date SMALLDATETIME NOT NULL,
month_rent_end_date SMALLDATETIME NOT NULL,
maintenance_fee SMALLMONEY NOT NULL,
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type VARCHAR NOT NULL,
occupant_limit INT NOT NULL,
comments VARCHAR(30) NULL,
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CREATE TABLE Tenant
(
tenant# INT IDENTITY(1,1) PRIMARY KEY NOT NULL,
staff# INT NOT NULL,
property_address VARCHAR(30) NOT NULL,
name VARCHAR(20) NOT NULL,
phone_number INT NOT NULL,
street VARCHAR(20) NOT NULL,
city VARCHAR(20) NOT NULL,
postcode INT NOT NULL,
category VARCHAR(10) NOT NULL,
comments VARCHAR(30) NULL,
FOREIGN KEY(staff#) REFERENCES Staff(staff#),
FOREIGN KEY(property_address) REFERENCES Property(address)
);

CREATE TABLE Ownership
(
address VARCHAR(30) NOT NULL,
owner# INT NOT NULL,
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FOREIGN KEY(owner#) REFERENCES Property_Owner(owner#)
);

-- Display tables.
SELECT * FROM Waiting_List;
SELECT * FROM Candidate_Tenant;
SELECT * FROM Placement_Record;
SELECT * FROM Property_Owner;
SELECT * FROM Property_Status_Report;
SELECT * FROM Property;
SELECT * FROM Staff;
SELECT * FROM Tenant;
SELECT * FROM Ownership;
Errors:
Msg 3701, Level 11, State 5, Line 8
Cannot drop the table 'Ownership', because it does not exist or you do not have permission.
Msg 3701, Level 11, State 5, Line 9
Cannot drop the table 'Tenant', because it does not exist or you do not have permission.
Msg 3701, Level 11, State 5, Line 10
Cannot drop the table 'Staff', because it does not exist or you do not have permission.
Msg 3701, Level 11, State 5, Line 11
Cannot drop the table 'Property', because it does not exist or you do not have permission.
Msg 3701, Level 11, State 5, Line 12
Cannot drop the table 'Property_Status_Report', because it does not exist or you do not have permission.
Msg 3701, Level 11, State 5, Line 13
Cannot drop the table 'Property_Owner', because it does not exist or you do not have permission.
Msg 3701, Level 11, State 5, Line 14
Cannot drop the table 'Placement_Record', because it does not exist or you do not have permission.
Msg 1767, Level 16, State 0, Line 38
Foreign key 'ten_fk' references invalid table 'Tenant'.
Msg 1750, Level 16, State 0, Line 38
Could not create constraint. See previous errors.

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