mysql query record count


Please assist how can we query all the record count for all tables without defining all table names?

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
the statement SHOW TABLE STATUS should be helpful for that:

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Haris VCommented:

1.exec sp_MSforeachtable N'SELECT "table" = ''?'', cnt = COUNT(*) FROM ?' object_name(id), rows from sysindexes where indid in (1, 0)

The first query actually counts the rows, and thus takes longer time,
and you get one result set per table. (But you can use INSERT EXEC into
a temp table to avoid this.) One important thing to be aware of is that
sp_MSforeachtable is a undocumented and unsupported function, and could
go up in smoke is MS does not need it themseves any more.

The second query uses cached data in sysindexes, that can be inaccurate. A
DBCC UPDATEUSAGE before you run the query gives better accuracy. This query
executes instantly. DBCC UPDATEUSAGE can take some time, but usually shorter
than performing a SELECT COUNT(*) on tables would.

Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
sirah: that would be MS SQL Server. the question is for MySQL...
UmeshSenior Principal Technical Support EngineerCommented:
select information_schema.TABLES.TABLE_SCHEMA, information_schema.TABLES.TABLE_NAME,information_schema.TABLES.TABLE_ROWS
from information_schema.TABLES

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