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getTables schema question

Paul Bergin

Joined: Sep 27, 2002
Posts: 2
hope you can help me out.
I have written a tool which can connect to different databases via JDBC or ODBC, it has been working perfectly till now.
The problem I am having is retrieving tables for a specific schema/view.
Up to now I have been using the userid (which the user connects to the db with) as the schema name,
DatabaseMetaData.getTables(catalog, schema, tableNamePattern, types)
but I now have client who uses the ODBC name to identify the schema, so my question is,
Which is more commonly used to identify a schema, userid or ODBC name.
If I was to get get a list of the schemas with
and compare user name and odbc name to the list of schemas, if both appeared in the scheam list, which would normally take priority?
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