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Re: Query a list of tables

From: "Campbell, Lance" <lance(at)illinois(dot)edu>
To: "Scott Marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Query a list of tables
Date: 2008-07-23 15:11:59
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Is there a list somewhere of the system catalog tables and examples of
querying it for administrative reasons?
-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Marlowe [mailto:scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 10:02 AM
To: Campbell, Lance
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [ADMIN] Query a list of tables

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 8:56 AM, Campbell, Lance <lance(at)illinois(dot)edu>
> What is the SQL to do the following:
> 1)      Return a list of all possible SCHEMA names within a database.
> 2)      For a given SCHEMA return the list of all table names.

You can either do it with the INFORMATION_SCHEMA, or the system
catalogs.  To see how to do it with the system catalogs, then start
psql with the -E switch and issue \dn and set search_path='schemaname'
and \d

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