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Lists the tables in the target database server. Depending on your configuration and the target database type, some of these parameters and output attributes might be irrelevant.

Required Parameters

Optional Parameters

  • includesystemtables: Whether to include system tables. The allowed values are true or false. The default is false.
  • schema: The name of the database schema from which to list the tables. The schema is commonly referred to as the namespace of a group of tables.
  • catalog: The catalog in the database server. This is commonly referred to as the database. If you do not provide a value, tables from all catalogs in the database server are returned.

Output Attributes

  • db:name: The name of the table.
  • db:type: The type of the table.
  • db:schema: The schema to which the table belongs.
  • db:catalog: The catalog to which the table belongs. This is commonly referred to as the database.


In this example, the targeted database server is MySQL and the targeted catalog (database) is sakila. Notice that there is no database parameter in the connection string: if the database is specified in the connection string, the catalog parameter is not required. This script writes all the attributes of the target catalog (database) to an output file.

<!-- Initializing the output item -->
<arc:set attr="output.data" />
<!-- Creating the input db item and the necessary attributes -->
<arc:set attr="db.driver" value="cdata.jdbc.mysql.MySQLDriver" />
<arc:set attr="db.catalog" value="sakila" />
<arc:set attr="db.conn" value="jdbc:cdata:mysql:server=localhost;port=3306;user=root;password=Password123;"/>

<arc:call op="dbListTables" in="db" out="results" >
  <!-- adding result data from the operation to an output item that will be pushed out as a file -->
  <arc:set attr="output.data">[output.data]\nTable Name=[results.db:name]\nType=[results.db:type]\nCatalog=[results.db:catalog]

<!-- setting the filename and pushing the file out --> 
<arc:set attr="output.filename" value="results.txt" />
<arc:push item="output" />

The output file has the following format:

Table Name=address
Table Name=category
Table Name=city
Table Name=country

You can modify the example above to target other databases as long as the driver is installed on the machine where Arc is installed and running. Adjusting this example for .NET involves changing the driver and conn inputs as follows:

<arc:set attr="db.driver" value="System.Data.CData.MySql" /> 
<arc:set attr="db.conn" value="Server=localhost;Database=sakila;UID=root;Password=Password123;"/>