Well, you ask the java.sql.Connection for the database metadata object:
Then you ask the DatabaseMetaData for a list of tables:
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Thanks, I got it. But why I got more than what I want. In my case, I have only one table -"Employees" in my Access database, but the system returns other objects which belong to Access. Do you have a clue for that? the output is: __________________________________ MSysACEs MSysModules MSysModules2 MSusObjects MSysQueries MSysRelationships Employees ______________________________________ only "Employees" is what I want. Thanks!
Judging from the names, MSysQueries and MSysRelationships in particular, I'd say they are system tables where Access does it's housekeeping. If you look at the documentation for DatabaseMetaData.getTables() you'll see that the result set it returns had a column called TABLE_TYPE which may help you weed out the unwanted tables.
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