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Re: [INTERFACES] Retreiving Table info

From: Alex Turner <aturner(at)maaco(dot)com>
To: Herouth Maoz <herouth(at)oumail(dot)openu(dot)ac(dot)il>
Cc: Postgres mailing list <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] Retreiving Table info
Date: 1999-05-25 13:16:08
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Brilliant!  worked first time.  pg_class is the one!

I know that you can get the types from a database from the metadata, but I'm
wondering if there is also a way to issue to an SQL query to postgres that will
yield the same result.

Alex T

Herouth Maoz wrote:

> At 14:52 +0300 on 25/05/1999, Alex Turner wrote:
>
> >
> > however.. is it possible to open a connection to the database and
> > determine what tables are in the database already?
>
> Of course. It's a query, just like any other query, but you select the data
> from the system catalogs rather than your own tables. Take a look in the
> documentation - the manpage for "catalogs".
>
> The table you should query is probably pg_class.
>
> Herouth
>
> --
> Herouth Maoz, Internet developer.
> Open University of Israel - Telem project
> http://telem.openu.ac.il/~herutma


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