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hi all,

i'm stuck with a certain problem. i need a query to get all tables in a database on a SQL-server. to do this, i thought of 3 options:

1) stored procedure: sp_tables
problem: i'm using php. i can execute it, but i can't seem to get the answer.
2) a simple query like in MySQL
problem: 'SHOW TABLES' is only supported in mysql, not in mssql as far as i know
3) reading a system table
this seems like the best option. is there a table which contains the names of all tables in a database?

already tnx
Apr 29 '09 #1
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Expert 100+
P: 247
ah, just found it:

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  1. USE myDB
  2. SELECT name FROM sys.Tables
ty anyway
Apr 29 '09 #2

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