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All the metadata functionality of JDBC is supplied by jav.sql.DatabaseMetaData. If there's nothing in there to do what you want, you'll have to resort to the verdor-specific queries for doing this ("show tables" in mysql, "select * from user_tables" in Oracle, "select * from sysobjects where xtype ='U'" in MSSQL etc.)
[ June 11, 2004: Message edited by: Paul Sturrock ] [ June 11, 2004: Message edited by: Paul Sturrock ]
Exactly.Will give you all tables and views in a given schema. See the javadoc for further information on the metadata API. For a detailed discussion, the standard recommendation is the excellent The JDBC API Tutorial and Reference (reviewed in the Bunkhouse; I should add that as one of the tech reviewers on this book I'm not unprejudiced).
- Peter [ June 11, 2004: Message edited by: Peter den Haan ]