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mysql_list_tables -- List tables in a MySQL database


resource mysql_list_tables ( string database [, resource link_identifier])

mysql_list_tables() takes a database name and returns a result pointer much like the mysql_query() function. You can use the mysql_tablename() function to extract the actual table names from the result pointer, or any other result table function such as mysql_fetch_assoc().

The database parameter is the name of the database to retrieve the list of tables from. Upon failure, mysql_list_tables() returns FALSE.

For downward compatibility, the function alias named mysql_listtables() can be used. This is deprecated however and is not recommended.

Пример 1. mysql_list_tables Example

    $dbname = 'mysql_dbname';

    if (!mysql_connect('mysql_host', 'mysql_user', 'mysql_password')) {
        print 'Could not connect to mysql';

    $result = mysql_list_tables($dbname);
    if (!$result) {
        print "DB Error, could not list tables\n";
        print 'MySQL Error: ' . mysql_error();
    while ($row = mysql_fetch_row($result)) {
        print "Table: $row[0]\n";


See also: mysql_list_dbs(), and mysql_tablename().