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We have non-indexed views created on vendor tables. When they change table structure or column definitions we run sp_refreshview as needed. What is the viability of a script to contrast the table column definitions with the view metadata to verify which views need to be refreshed? Is it a best practice to find only views that change or is it OK to refresh all views? Are there any concerns with running sp_refreshview if it's not needed?

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It would be much, much, much, much, much simpler to just run a loop applying sp_refreshsqlmodule for all views and procedures after you apply a vendor update. Don't make this harder than it needs to be.

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