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SQL Query to count the number of tables in a DB

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Does anyone have a query to count the number of tables in a database?  Doing some analysis here...

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PHP+MySQL:
$sql = "SHOW TABLES";
$result = mysql_query($sql);
$num_of_tables = mysql_num_rows($result);

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Thanks angellll, your solution is working good.  Now, how about an additional statement that counts the number of tables with a certain character trailing  in the table name, for instance TABLENAME_?  I want to count the number of tables that have the underscore character at the very end of their name.  That should do it.

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Right on angellll.  That did it!  Thanks much!

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