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mysql_list_tables - List tables in a MySQL database
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mysql_list_tables( string$database, [resource$link_identifier = NULL] ): resource|false

Retrieves a list of table names from a MySQL database.

This function is deprecated. It is preferable to use mysql_query to issue an SQL SHOW TABLES [FROM db_name] [LIKE 'pattern'] statement instead.



The name of the database


The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect had been called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

A result pointer resource on success or false on failure.

Use the mysql_tablename function to traverse this result pointer, or any function for result tables, such as mysql_fetch_array.



For backward compatibility, the following deprecated alias may be used: mysql_listtables


Version Description 4.3.7 This function became deprecated.

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