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How to tell whether a trigger is enabled or not?

Hi, This question is for SQL Server 2000 and 2005.
Is there a function to tell whether a trigger is enabled or not? Which system table contains this info? Thanks, Peter
Trigger table is Sysobjects, but about enable or not I don’t know.
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Try SELECT OBJECTPROPERTY(OBJECTID(‘<triggername>’), ‘ExecIsTriggerDisabled’). If return value = 0 then the trigger is enabled. I would not be surprised to learn that this information can be derived from the status column in one of the system tables, but as long as you have this function don’t bother with the underlying tables. The old warning about not querying system tables because Microsoft might make changes in future releases is becoming very true, as in SQL 2005 we can no longer query system tables (or so rumour has it).
Adriaan’s reference is still valid for SQL 2005 and as per his suggestion querying system tables is no longer supported in SQL 2005. for your information on OBJECTPROPERY statement. Satya SKJ
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