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 nine 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.
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He wrote some books on MS SQL BI and also is writing some others, He was also an active member on online technical forums such as MSDN and Experts-Exchange, and was a moderator of MSDN SQL Server forums, and is an MCP, MCSE, and MCITP of BI. He is the leader of the New Zealand Business Intelligence users group. He is also the author of very popular book Power BI from Rookie to Rock Star, which is free with more than 1700 pages of content and the Power BI Pro Architecture published by Apress.
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