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ADO equivalent of DAO 'Database' object

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Hi,

In the (bad) old days you could easily return the names of tables in a database through the MS Jet Workspace object.

I used to do this if I wanted the user to be able to browse for a specific table in an MS Access database...


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 '-- For MS Access connection
 Private wrkJet As Workspace

 Private myDB as Database
 Private myTbl As TableDef

 '-- Connect
 Set wrkJet = CreateWorkspace("", "admin", "", dbUseJet)
 Set myDB = wrkJet.OpenDatabase(Database_Path, True)

 '-- Retrieve table names and show to user
 For Each myTbl In myDB.TableDefs
    ' Load to user interface here
 Next

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Although now I successfully use ADO to connect to SQL Server to retrieve record sets, I can not immediately see the equivalent for returning table names from an SQL Server database using the ADO connection & command objects.

Can anyone provide an example please?


Cheers!

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Question by:G_Evans
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GeoffKell earned 800 total points
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Use the OpenSchema method of the Connection object.

In example assume mdbConnection is your connection and rs is a recordset object

Regards
GK


    Set rs = mdbConnection.OpenSchema(adSchemaTables)

    Do Until rs.EOF
        If rs.Fields("TABLE_TYPE").Value = "TABLE" Or rs.Fields("TABLE_TYPE").Value = "VIEW" Then
            Debug.Print rs.Fields("TABLE_NAME").Value
        End If
        rs.MoveNext
    Loop
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by:VincentLawlor
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Use ADOX to retrieve this information

Vin
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by:TimCottee
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Geoff's suggestion of OpenSchema is the better way to go. ADOX adds additional components to be distributed for little benefit if this is all you want to do.
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by:G_Evans
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Cheers - as I say couldn't find an example of that in the online help - Was giving me a right headache!
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