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From: "Edward J dot Sabol" <sabol at alderaan dot gsfc dot nasa dot gov>
Subject: Re: listing tables from within DBD::Sybase
Date: Sep 27 2001 8:38PM

> Indeed - but as I mentioned elsewhere this uses the sp_tables
> "catalog" stored procedure. If MSSQL doesn't include the same proc,
> or if it is substantially different in functionality then this might
> not work correctly.

OK. But let me add that, if MSSQL doesn't have "sp_tables", you could easily
add it. If it does and it works differently from Sybase's, well, then you
have a problem. Taking that into consideration, it's really better to use the
DBI generic methods, if possible, since you're more likely to be portable to
other DBDs should the need arise.