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SQL Server FAQ - Who Is the Owner of a Schema

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Who Is the Owner of a Schema?

When you create a schema in a database, SQL Server will assign a owner (a database user) to this schema. If your login name is mapped to the owner of a schema at the database level, you have the full permission on all objects in this schema.

The following tutorial exercise shows you how to see who is the owner of a schema:

-- Login with "sa"

USE FyiCenterData;
GO

SELECT s.name, u.name AS owner
   FROM sys.schemas s, sys.database_principals u
   WHERE s.principal_id = u.principal_id;
GO
name                owner
------------------- --------------------
dbo                 dbo
fyi                 dbo
guest               guest
...

The last query shows that schame "fyi" is owned by "dbo".

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  1. What Is a Schema in SQL Server 2005?
  2. How To Create a New Schema in a Database?
  3. How To List All Schemas in a Database?
  4. How To Create a New Table in a Given Schema?
  5. How To Transfer an Existing Table from One Schema to Another Schema?
  6. How To List All Objects in a Given Schema?
  7. What Is the Default Schema of Your Login Session?
  8. Who Is the Owner of a Schema?
  9. How To Change the Ownership of a Schema?
  10. What Happens If You Are Trying to Access a Schema Not Owned by You?
  11. How To Drop an Existing Schema?

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