Sometimes you want to change tables by adding columns, dropping or changing column types
You want to make sure that there aren't any tables that have triggers on them so that stuff doesn't start to break after you make these changes
I present two ways to accomplish that, the first way is by joining the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES view with the sysobjects system table.
The second way is to do a self join on the sysobjects system table. Both of these queries will return the same result
SELECT t.TABLE_NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES t
LEFT JOIN(SELECT OBJECT_NAME(o.parent_obj) AS TableName
FROM sysobjects o
WHERE OBJECTPROPERTY(o.[id], 'IsTrigger') = 1
) tr ON t.TABLE_NAME= tr.TableName
WHERE tr.TableName IS NULL
AND TABLE_TYPE ='BASE TABLE'
ORDER BY t.TABLE_NAME
SELECT s1.name FROM sysobjects s1 LEFT JOIN sysobjects s2 ON
AND s2.xtype = 'TR'
WHERE s2.name IS NULL
AND s1.xtype = 'U'
ORDER BY s1.name