Re: Using MySQL Table Names for Combo Box

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 03:51:08 -0700
On Jun 14, 6:37 pm, wrote:

Hi all. I am trying to write a program where it has to connect to a
MySQL Database. Within the program there will be a drop down box that
will show class room names. In the datbase there is going to be a
table for each class room. I would like to add every table name within
a datbase into the drop down box if the java program. How would I go
about doing this.

Any help would be appreciated in this matter.

How about something like this?

try {
  Connection con = getConnection(); //Get you Connection object
  DatabaseMetaData meta = con.getMetaData();
  ResultSet rs = meta.getTables(null, null, "%", new String[]
{"Table"}); //Get only tables (no views, etc). You can adjust the 3rd
parameter to match only certain names.

  while( {
    String table = rs.getString(3);
  } catch(Exception e) {
    System.err.println("Exception: " + e.getMessage());


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