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Hi,

Is it possible to write a script that, when provided with a database,
it will return all the tables names?

I will go onto try and put together a script that will not only output
the table names but also output the sql code required to CREATE the
table (i.e. CREATE TABLE example (exampleid auto_increment not null
primary key integer, name text, email text);) - Is this pretty simple
to do? Are there any free scripts online that would do this? Cheers

Burnsy

Jul 17 '05 #1
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bi******@yahoo. co.uk wrote:
Hi,

Is it possible to write a script that, when provided with a database,
it will return all the tables names?

I will go onto try and put together a script that will not only output
the table names but also output the sql code required to CREATE the
table (i.e. CREATE TABLE example (exampleid auto_increment not null
primary key integer, name text, email text);) - Is this pretty simple
to do? Are there any free scripts online that would do this? Cheers

Burnsy


Burnsy

Yes! The exact script to list the tables in a database depends
on the database you are using. For example in MySQL the script
would include:

$sql1 = "SHOW TABLES";
$res1 - mysql_query($sq l1, $db) or die(ms_err_msg( db,
$mysql_error));

Following is an example of a create table script. Edit it to
use your table column names and characteristics .
$sql2 = "DROP TABLE IF EXISTS mbr";
$res2 = mysql_query($sq l2, $db) or die(ms_err_msg( $db,
$mysql_error));
$sql3 = "CREATE TABLE mbr (
email varchar(80) NOT NULL,
uname varchar(32) NOT NULL,
password varchar(32) NOT NULL,
refemail varchar(80),
balance int(11) NOT NULL,
mtype char(1) NOT NULL,
zip varchar(11) NOT NULL,
lastvisit varchar(10),
PRIMARY KEY (email))";
$res3 = mysql_query($sq l3, $db) or die(ms_err_msg( $db,
$mysql_error));
ms_err_msg is a function that displays a caption, the mysql
error, and closes the database.

HTH
Jerry

Jul 17 '05 #2
Look at
SHOW CREATE TABLE
and SHOW TABLES

Jul 17 '05 #3
If you're using MySQL check out phpMyAdmin, as it already does what you
want to do:

http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/

Jul 17 '05 #4
JDS
On Fri, 01 Jul 2005 06:56:35 -0700, bissatch wrote:
Is it possible to write a script that, when provided with a database,
it will return all the tables names?


Yes

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