T-SQL Script to get row count of all tables in the database

Today I’ve wrote a simple script to get number of records for all tables in a database and fetch those tables that contains at least one record.

This picture shows an example of result set:

Here is the script:

declare @tempTable

rowscount int,processed bit)

insert into @tempTable



@currentTable varchar(max)

@currentTable=(select top 1 tablename from
@tempTable where processed=0)

@sqlCommand nvarchar(500)

declare @rowsnum int

declare @param nvarchar(500)

set @param= N’@cnt int OUTPUT’;

while (select COUNT(*) from @tempTable where


@cnt=count(*) from ‘

EXECUTE sp_executesql @sqlCommand, @param, @cnt=@rowsnum OUTPUT;

update @tempTable

set processed=1,rowscount=@rowsnum

where tablename=@currentTable

@currentTable=(select top 1 tablename from
@tempTable where processed=0)


select tablename,rowscount from

where rowscount>0

order by rowscount desc

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Reza Rad is a Microsoft Regional Director, an Author, Trainer, Speaker and Consultant. He has a BSc in Computer engineering; he has more than 20 years’ experience in data analysis, BI, databases, programming, and development mostly on Microsoft technologies. He is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for 12 continuous years (from 2011 till now) for his dedication in Microsoft BI. Reza is an active blogger and co-founder of RADACAD. Reza is also co-founder and co-organizer of Difinity conference in New Zealand, Power BI Summit, and Data Insight Summit.
Reza is author of more than 14 books on Microsoft Business Intelligence, most of these books are published under Power BI category. Among these are books such as Power BI DAX Simplified, Pro Power BI Architecture, Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star, Power Query books series, Row-Level Security in Power BI and etc.
He is an International Speaker in Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Business Applications Summit, Data Insight Summit, PASS Summit, SQL Saturday and SQL user groups. And He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer.
Reza’s passion is to help you find the best data solution, he is Data enthusiast.
His articles on different aspects of technologies, especially on MS BI, can be found on his blog: https://radacad.com/blog.

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