The following is a SQL Script that can be run in a database to return all tables and columns where a particular value is present.  This can be used for strings or values with a small modification.

This type of thing is great when moving applications/products between servers.  This is certainly a good script to include in your master table to be used over and over.

DECLARE @value VARCHAR(64)
DECLARE @sql VARCHAR(1024)
DECLARE @table VARCHAR(64)
DECLARE @column VARCHAR(64)

SET @value = 'valuehere'

CREATE TABLE #t (
    tablename VARCHAR(64),
    columnname VARCHAR(64)
)

DECLARE TABLES CURSOR
FOR

    SELECT o.name, c.name
    FROM syscolumns c
    INNER JOIN sysobjects o ON c.id = o.id
    WHERE o.type = 'U' AND c.xtype IN (167, 175, 231, 239)
    ORDER BY o.name, c.name

OPEN TABLES

FETCH NEXT FROM TABLES
INTO @table, @column

WHILE @@FETCH_STATUS = 0
BEGIN
    SET @sql = 'IF EXISTS(SELECT NULL FROM [' + @table + '] '
    --SET @sql = @sql + 'WHERE RTRIM(LTRIM([' + @column + '])) = ''' + @value + ''') '
    SET @sql = @sql + 'WHERE RTRIM(LTRIM([' + @column + '])) LIKE ''%' + @value + '%'') '
    SET @sql = @sql + 'INSERT INTO #t VALUES (''' + @table + ''', '''
    SET @sql = @sql + @column + ''')'

    EXEC(@sql)

    FETCH NEXT FROM TABLES
    INTO @table, @column
END

CLOSE TABLES
DEALLOCATE TABLES

SELECT *
FROM #t

DROP TABLE #t

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