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Re: data dictionary?

From: "D(dot) Duccini" <duccini(at)backpack(dot)com>
To: Beth Gatewood <bethg(at)mbt(dot)washington(dot)edu>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)hub(dot)org
Subject: Re: data dictionary?
Date: 2000-10-18 20:16:37
Message-ID: Pine.GSO.4.03.10010181516200.14181-100000@ra.bpsi.net (view raw or flat)
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oh no, there are system tables

check out

/dS


On Wed, 18 Oct 2000, Beth Gatewood wrote:

> So does this mean that there is no such thing as System Tables?
> 
> I would really like to write some code that would be able to query any database,
> grab out the tables and then do a row count on  each table.  Obviously I could do
> this by hand, singly executing \dt but this will be taking a long time.
> 
> Any thought on this?
> 
> Thanks-
> Beth
> "D. Duccini" wrote:
> 
> > its a good point. i use oracle almost daily for clients, and have been
> > thinking of writing a knock off of sqlplus to take oracle "concepts" like
> > "dual" or "sys.tab"
> >
> > > yes- I figured that was the case and why I sent it to novice ;-)
> > >
> > > I am referring to the the system tables (in Oracle the sql  would be something
> > > like select * from user_tables".
> > >
> > > Thanks-
> > > Beth
> > >
> > > "D. Duccini" wrote:
> > >
> > > > if you can see them with \dt you can execute SQL against them ;)
> > > >
> > > > unless you're talking about system tables
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, 18 Oct 2000, Beth Gatewood wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hi-
> > > > >
> > > > > New to PostGreSQL...previously used Oracle.
> > > > >
> > > > > Could someone please tell me where the Data Dictionary is located?
> > > > > Specifically, I want to get a list of tables.  I know about the \dt
> > > > > command but I would like to see where this is actually stored (so that I
> > > > >
> > > > > can execute SQL against it).
> > > > >
> > > > > TIA-
> > > > >
> > > > > Beth
> > > > >
> > > >
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