mysql_list_tables() function in PHP

What is mysql_list_tables() function in PHP?
How does mysql_list_tables() works?


This mysql_list_tables function list all the tables in a MySQL database.
resource mysql_list_tables ( string database [, resource link_identifier])

Returns result pointer resource on success, or FALSE on failure.
mysql_list_tables() function returns a result pointer containing all the table names for given database. The mysql_tablename() is used to extract the actual table names from the returned result pointer.
This function is deprecated. It is preferable to use mysql_query() to issue a SQL SHOW TABLES [FROM db_name] [LIKE 'pattern'] to list table names of given database.

//Attempt to connect to the default database server
$link = mysql_connect("mysql_host", "mysql_user", "mysql_password")
or die ("Could not connect");
//return result pointer containing list of table names
$list = mysql_list_tables ("database");
$i = 0;
//extract table names form the result pointer
while ($i < mysql_num_rows ($list)) {
$tb_names[$i] = mysql_tablename ($list, $i);
echo $tb_names[$i] . "<BR>"; $i++;

Above code returns a result pointer to retrieve list of table names for given database using mysql_list_tables function. mysql_tablename or mysql_fetch_row is used to fetch list of table name returned by result pointer.

See also: mysql_list_dbs() and mysql_tablename().

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