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odbc_tables

Get the list of table names stored in a specific data source (PHP 4, PHP 5)
resource 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 containing the information 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.