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How to get the table names associated with a server

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In Sybase, I can run this query - select * from sysservers

and get a list of servernames which host my database(s). So how do I find out which databases are associated with my list of servers?


srvid    srvstatus   srvname  srvnetname srvclass
-------    -------------    ------------  -----------------  -----------
1             0                KITOS01   KITOS01        7
2          1024             SPLIISO    SPLIISO         10
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I don't know of any way to get a list of databases from a remote server but you can get the list of databases on the current server by doing "select name from sysdatabases" (if you want only non-system databases, it looks like you could add "where status2 > 0").
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If its me doing this then it would be a nested loop in a shell script (ie ksh).  You will need a list of your server names in a list (flat file or array).  Next you will do a select (as above) to get a list of databases [ie select * from sysdatabases where name not in ('master', 'model', 'sybsystemprocs','sybsystemdb','sybsecurity','dbccdb')
and name not like ('tempdb%') ]  
Important Note: you can certainly use the "status2 > 0" like approach above however you need to ensure 1) you get the results you expect.   For example, I often use multiple tempdbs and my tempdb2 has a status2 of 1.  Ultimately context is the key.  Are you looking for users dbs? or total disk consumption?  What is the business/management/technical requirement here?  2) you need to assume that these status bits don't get "magically" updated by SAP.  

Again, just my thoughts not even sure this thread is still going
cheers
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Thank you.
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