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Old 04-11-2004, 01:16 AM   #1
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Question mysql count tables in a database


i was wondering if there was a mysql function that counted the number of tables in a database.

if anyone knows of such a command that would be great.

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Does the mysql command "show tables" help?
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This Perl script will give counts for the number of tables in each database in a MySQL server as well as provide a total number of tables in all databases in a given server.

#!/usr/bin/perl -w
use strict;

use DBI;

my $dbh = DBI->connect('DBI:mysql:database=test', 'root');
my $databases = $dbh->selectall_arrayref('show databases');
my @all_tables;
for my $db (@$databases) {
  $dbh->do("use $db->[0]");
  my $tables = $dbh->selectall_arrayref('show tables');
  push @all_tables, map { $_->[0] } @$tables;
  print @$tables." tables in database '$db->[0]'.\n";

print @all_tables." Tables, total.\n";


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