5.5.35 mysql_list_tables

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Warning

This function was deprecated in PHP 4.3.0, and will be removed in the future, along with the entirety of the original MySQL extension. Instead, the MySQLi or PDO_MySQL extension should be used. See also MySQL: choosing an API guide and related FAQ for more information. Alternatives to this function include:

SQL Query: SHOW TABLES FROM sometable

Description

resource mysql_list_tables(string database,
                           resource link_identifier= =NULL);

Retrieves a list of table names from a MySQL database.

This function is deprecated. It is preferable to use mysql_query to issue an SQL SHOW TABLES [FROM db_name] [LIKE 'pattern'] statement instead.

Parameters

database

The name of the database

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

A result pointer resource on success or FALSE on failure.

Use the mysql_tablename function to traverse this result pointer, or any function for result tables, such as mysql_fetch_array.

Changelog

VersionDescription
4.3.7This function became deprecated.

Examples

Example 5.42 mysql_list_tables alternative example


<?php
$dbname = 'mysql_dbname';

if (!mysql_connect('mysql_host', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password')) {
    echo 'Could not connect to mysql';
    exit;
}

$sql = "SHOW TABLES FROM $dbname";
$result = mysql_query($sql);

if (!$result) {
    echo "DB Error, could not list tables\n";
    echo 'MySQL Error: ' . mysql_error();
    exit;
}

while ($row = mysql_fetch_row($result)) {
    echo "Table: {$row[0]}\n";
}

mysql_free_result($result);
?>

    


Notes

Note

For backward compatibility, the following deprecated alias may be used: mysql_listtables

See Also

mysql_list_dbs
mysql_tablename