OpenSchema in VB .NET

Posted on 2006-11-21
Last Modified: 2008-03-03
Does anyone have some sample VB .NET code that shows how to use OpenSchema?

My intent is to ask a database what tables are inside of it.

Then to take that list of tables and ask each table what the column names are that it has.
Question by:Tom Knowlton
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Hi knowlton,

Are you using this for an Analysis Services cube?  If not I'm not sure if OpenSchema is what you want.

If you just want a list of all tables in the (assuming SQL Server 2000) database, use:

select name, id from sysobjects where xtype = 'U'  

then to get all of the column names, use:

select name from syscolumns where id = <id from previous query>


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by:Tom Knowlton
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What about if it is an MS Acess MDB file?
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Then I'd suggest looking at the code here:

It's VB6 but should be fairly easy to translate to VB .NET, and contains an example on using OpenSchema :)

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by:Tom Knowlton
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Thank you.
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No worries!

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