There are different ways of listing user views within a database. The first method is with the sp_tables system stored procedure:
EXECUTE sp_tables @Table_Type = '''VIEW''',
@Table_Owner = 'dbo'
The sp_tables system stored procedure returns a list of objects that can be queried in the current environment. The sp_tables system stored procedure returns user tables, views and system tables. To return only view, the @Table_Type parameter needs to be passed a value of ‘VIEW’. So as not to include system views, the @Table_Owner parameters needs to be passed a value of ‘dbo’ or whatever is the owner of the views.
Another way of getting a list of views is with the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.VIEWS system view. The INFORMATION_SCHEMA.VIEWS system view returns one row for each view in the current database for which the current user has permission.
Alternatively, the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES system view can also be used to return user views.
WHERE TABLE_TYPE = 'VIEW'
The INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES system view returns both view and user tables. To return just user views, the TABLE_TYPE needs to be checked for a value of ‘VIEW’.
The third way of getting a list of user views is by querying the different system views, namely, the sys.views, sys.objects and dbo.sysobjects.
SELECT [Name] FROM [sys].[views]
SELECT [Name] FROM [sys].[objects] WHERE [type] = 'V'
SELECT [Name] FROM [dbo].[sysobjects] WHERE [xtype] = 'V'