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If you want to find out if a column exists in a SQL Server table , you can use the sys.columns table and specify the name of the column and table as parameter.
How to check if a column exists in a table in SQL Server ?
For example , you want to find out if the GroupName column exists in the table “HumanResources.Department” table , your query will look this
Use AdventureWorks2014 GO SELECT * FROM sys.columns WHERE Name = N'GroupName' AND Object_ID = Object_ID(N'HumanResources.Department')
The result would be details of the column.