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I am writing a program to add/edit table enteries in a db in c#
 
I want to know whether we will be able to retrieve table names given a database name,say northwind.
 
please help me in this regard,as i am stuck with it.
 
Thanks in advance.
Posted 2-Oct-11 21:59pm
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Solution 1

The following will work on most RDBM servers :
select *
from INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES
 
The actual columns returned might vary between server types but the core ones TABLE_NAME etc. exist in all.
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Solution 2

Try:
using (SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(strCon))
    {
    con.Open();
    using (SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand("SELECT * FROM dbo.sysobjects WHERE xtype = 'U'", con))
        {
        using (SqlDataReader r = cmd.ExecuteReader())
            {
            while (r.Read())
                {
                Console.WriteLine(r["name"]);
                }
            }
        }
    }
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