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From "Raymond Kroeker" <raym...@raykroeker.com>
Subject Re: Howto get existing table names
Date Fri, 28 Dec 2007 17:49:41 GMT
>From the class documentation of DatabaseMetaData (JDK 6):
"If a search pattern  argument is set to <code>null</code>, that argument's
criterion will  be dropped from the search."


On Dec 28, 2007 9:44 AM, Mark Thornton <mthornton@optrak.co.uk> wrote:

> Raymond Kroeker wrote:
> > I've also found that passing null also includes all tables.
> >
> It might do, but as the documentation for DatabaseMetaData.getTables
> doesn't define what happens for a null tableNamePattern argument, it
> would be better not to rely on this. Odd though given that null is
> explicitly mentioned for all the other parameters. I seem to remember
> that some JDBC drivers throw an exception if you use a null
> tableNamePattern parameter.
> Mark Thornton

Raymond Kroeker

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