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odbc_tables

(PHP 3>= 3.0.17, PHP 4 )

odbc_tables --  Get the list of table names stored in a specific data source. Returns a result identifier containing the information.

Description

int odbc_tables ( resource connection_id [, string qualifier [, string owner [, string name [, string types]]]])

Lists all tables in the requested range. Returns an ODBC result identifier or FALSE on failure.

The result set has the following columns:

  • TABLE_QUALIFIER

  • TABLE_OWNER

  • TABLE_NAME

  • TABLE_TYPE

  • REMARKS

The result set is ordered by TABLE_TYPE, TABLE_QUALIFIER, TABLE_OWNER and TABLE_NAME.

The owner and name arguments accept search patterns ('%' to match zero or more characters and '_' to match a single character).

To support enumeration of qualifiers, owners, and table types, the following special semantics for the qualifier, owner, name, and table_type are available:

  • If qualifier is a single percent character (%) and owner and name are empty strings, then the result set contains a list of valid qualifiers for the data source. (All columns except the TABLE_QUALIFIER column contain NULLs.)

  • If owner is a single percent character (%) and qualifier and name are empty strings, then the result set contains a list of valid owners for the data source. (All columns except the TABLE_OWNER column contain NULLs.)

  • If table_type is a single percent character (%) and qualifier, owner and name are empty strings, then the result set contains a list of valid table types for the data source. (All columns except the TABLE_TYPE column contain NULLs.)

If table_type is not an empty string, it must contain a list of comma-separated values for the types of interest; each value may be enclosed in single quotes (') or unquoted. For example, "'TABLE','VIEW'" or "TABLE, VIEW". If the data source does not support a specified table type, odbc_tables() does not return any results for that type.

See also odbc_tableprivileges() to retrieve associated privileges.



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kthejoker at nospam dot hotmail dot com
12-Dec-2002 02:29
A bit of an extension on the previous posts:

I had a whale of a time trying to make this command work .. the parameters were hard to decipher, and frequently my Apache module would just crash and burn when I tried to run it. I FINALLY figured out what was wrong ...

< -- assuming $conn is your odbc_connect --->

$tablelist=odbc_tables($conn);
$tablelist=odbc_result_all($tablelist);

simply doesn't work. I don't understand the exact logistics of it, but the only way I could get it to post the results was this:

$tablelist=odbc_result_all(odbc_tables($conn));

From there it was rather simple to add in parameters that fished out the results I wanted.

To repeat again: I do not understand why the 2nd method works and the 1st one does not. However, having struggled mightily with this function for almost 24 hours, posting this solution has proven to be greatly satisfying.
liquidicee at hotmail dot com
11-Mar-2001 12:02
Here's how to get a list of all the tables in your database.. with an actual example of how its done and how to get the results.. and you don't need to put in schema and all that other crap
$conn = odbc_connect("$database", "$username", "$password");
$tablelist = odbc_tables($conn);
while (odbc_fetch_row($tablelist)) {
if (odbc_result($tablelist, 4) == "TABLE")
echo "" . odbc_result($tablelist, 3) ."<br>";
}
to understand what the above is doing,
use odbc_result_all($tablelist); this will show you EVERYTHING returned by odbc_tables() then you can look through it and see better how odbc_tables() works and what exactly it returns in the string to get a better idea on how to deal with it.
it would have saved me alot of time if i would have just taken a look at the full string returned by odbc_tables(), so i suggest you take the minute or two and look... here is an example of how to do it..which would have been helpful for me ;x.
<?php
$conn 
odbc_connect("$database""$username""$password");
$tablelist odbc_tables($conn);
while (
odbc_fetch_row($tablelist)) {
echo 
odbc_result_all($tablelist);
}
?>
 hopefully this will help some people.. i have alot more to add about this but no time :(
so again hope this helps.
Liquidice
fmk at swwwing dot com
03-Oct-2000 03:22
use odbc_tables($con, "%") to get a list of all available catalogs (databases).

use odbc_tables($con, "", "%") to get a list of all schemas available.

use odbc_tables($con, "", "", "", "%") to get a list of all table types available.

use odbc_tables($con, "my catalog", "my schema", "%", "'TABLE', 'VIEW'") to get a list of all tables available.

using odbc_tables($con, "%", "%", "%", "%") will return an empty array !

Before PHP 4.0.3 uou could use this function with 1 or 5 prarms. From 4.0.3 the function matches the documentation.

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