Sql – Get all table names of a particular database by SQL query

sqlsql-server

I am working on application which can deal with multiple database servers like "MySQL" and "MS SQL Server".

I want to get tables' names of a particular database using a general query which should suitable for all database types. I have tried following:

SELECT TABLE_NAME
FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES
WHERE TABLE_TYPE='BASE TABLE'

But it is giving table names of all databases of a particular server but I want to get tables names of selected database only. How can I restrict this query to get tables of a particular database?

Best Solution

Probably due to the way different sql dbms deal with schemas.

Try the following

For SQL Server:

SELECT TABLE_NAME
FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES
WHERE TABLE_TYPE = 'BASE TABLE' AND TABLE_CATALOG='dbName'

For MySQL:

SELECT TABLE_NAME 
FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES
WHERE TABLE_TYPE = 'BASE TABLE' AND TABLE_SCHEMA='dbName' 

For Oracle I think the equivalent would be to use DBA_TABLES.