postgres table query not getting all names

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Sun Jul 16 21:25:43 CEST 2017

If there is a built in function for getting the schema of the particular database, I would use that. For instance you can query sqLite master database for a list of tables using:

SELECT * FROM my_db.sqlite_master

mySQL can be queried using SHOW TABLES

Googling this indicates that for postgres the syntax is:

SELECT table_name FROM information_schema.tables WHERE table_schema='public' AND table_type='BASE TABLE';

Bob S

> On Jul 14, 2017, at 16:13 , Mark Wieder via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> On 07/14/2017 03:48 PM, Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode wrote:
>> Sometime  ago, I wrote my own getTableNames() because
>> revDatabaseTableNames() would consistently fail to find them all.
>> Now, it to is filing.
>> It is, in essence,
>> *put* "SELECT table_name FROM information_schema.tables ;" \
>> & cr into dcmd
>> *put* revDataFromQuery(,cr,db,dcmd) into tabList
>> *return* tabList
>> I have another chunk of code which is now acting up:
>> *put* getTableNames(dhbkSrvrDb) into dhSrvTbls
>> *put* "dhStatTbl" into dhtbl_stat
>> *if* dhtbl_stat is not among the words of dhSrvTbls *then*
>> *put* "CREATE TABLE " & dhtbl_stat  . . . blah blah blah
>> table dhStatTbl already exists, yet the conditional is reached.  It
>> executes, and throws an error because this table is already there.
>> This is, to be mild, a brutal bug.
>> Might there be something I'm missing?
> Just a guess, but the concept of 'word' is pretty slippery.
> You might try 'true words' or make a comma-separated list and look among the items or...
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> Mark Wieder
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