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From: ed phillips <artlore at sirius dot com>
Subject: Re: listing tables from within DBD::Sybase
Date: Sep 27 2001 9:04PM

"Edward J. Sabol" wrote:
> 
> > 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.

advice taken.  although I'm not in a position to administer this
database, so Michael's advice was extremely helpful. Thank you,

Ed