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sathyav
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Posted - 08/24/2006 :  07:33:12  Show Profile
SELECT COUNT(*) FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'tab_db1'


The above query will give the information of the table 'tab_db1' if it is available in the current database (say db1) connected.

How can i access the information of a table (say 'tab_db2') which is created under a different database say db2 from the current db connected say db1.

I tried the above query with changing the table_name to 'db2..tab_db2'
but went invain.

sysobjects also dint work..

Any help on this will be appreciated..

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Sathya V

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Edited by - sathyav on 08/24/2006 07:38:52

chiragkhabaria
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Posted - 08/24/2006 :  07:38:52  Show Profile  Visit chiragkhabaria's Homepage  Send chiragkhabaria a Yahoo! Message
Select * From db2..[Sysobjects] where type = 'U'

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sathyav
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Posted - 08/24/2006 :  07:44:06  Show Profile
Thanks for the reply chirag,

will it not be possible to use information_schema.tables for the purpose...

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harsh_athalye
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Posted - 08/24/2006 :  08:27:49  Show Profile  Visit harsh_athalye's Homepage  Click to see harsh_athalye's MSN Messenger address  Send harsh_athalye a Yahoo! Message
It is possible as shown below..

SELECT * FROM DB.INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES


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sathyav
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Posted - 08/24/2006 :  12:13:38  Show Profile
Thanks for answering my query Harsh, it works

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