Sql-server – How to get list of all tables in a database using TSQL

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What is the best way to get the names of all of the tables in a specific database on SQL Server?

Best Solution

SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 or 2019:

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

To show only tables from a particular database

SELECT TABLE_NAME 
FROM [<DATABASE_NAME>].INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES 
WHERE TABLE_TYPE = 'BASE TABLE'

Or,

SELECT TABLE_NAME 
FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES 
WHERE TABLE_TYPE = 'BASE TABLE' 
    AND TABLE_CATALOG='dbName' --(for MySql, use: TABLE_SCHEMA='dbName' )

PS: For SQL Server 2000:

SELECT * FROM sysobjects WHERE xtype='U'