INFORMATION_SCHEMA.CHECK_CONSTRAINTS.CHECK_CLAUSE - make it visible to users who is not a schema owner RRS feed

  • Question

  • INFORMATION_SCHEMA views are visible to users. However, when SELECT *  INFORMATION_SCHEMA.CHECK_CONSTRAINTS is executed, only schema owner of the object can view the CHECK_CLAUSE column. Users who are not the schema owner can see NULL in the column.

    The outcome is the same even VIEW DEFINITION is granted on schema::INFORMATION_SCHEMA is granted to the user.

    Same result in  sys.check_constrains.definition.

    I read an article on metadata visibility. But, not clear if there is a way to make the column visible to non-schema owner users.

    Anyone knows how to do it?

    Thursday, January 25, 2018 5:49 PM

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  • Hi IndigoGal,

    As mentioned in this document: Metadata Visibility Configuration, there are some limits of Metadata Visibility Configuration, INFORMATION_SCHEMA.CHECK_CONSTRAINTS.CHECK_CLAUSE is included in the list. The definition columns found in the view sys.check_constraints is also not suitable for Metadata Visibility Configuration.

    Because these views are limited to securables that a user either owns or on which the user has been granted some permission and the above conditions are excluded, we can only use the owner user to access it.

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    • Proposed as answer by Teige Gao Wednesday, January 31, 2018 2:22 AM
    Friday, January 26, 2018 8:26 AM
  • I don't know if it changes things, but what about grant VIEW DEFINITION to the object (table) in question?

    Tibor Karaszi, SQL Server MVP (Web Blog)

    Friday, January 26, 2018 8:30 AM
  • I granted VIEW DEFINITION to the user in the database:


    But, it did not change.

    (I could not grant VIEW DEFINITION to INFORMATION_SCHEMA.CHECK_CONSTRAINTS to <user>. I got an error message, it can only allow in master database. I mapped this login to master database and granted. But, it did not change anything.

    Friday, January 26, 2018 3:55 PM
  • I didn't ask you to grant view definition on the info schema view. I asked you to grant view definition on the *table on which the check constraint created*. GRAT VIEW DEFINITION ON theSchema.TheTable TO <user>.

    Tibor Karaszi, SQL Server MVP (Web Blog)

    Friday, January 26, 2018 5:55 PM