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mdb-tables(1) Executable programs or shell commands mdb-tables(1)

NAME

mdb-tables - Get listing of tables in an MDB database

SYNOPSIS

mdb-tables [-S] [-1 | -d delim] [-t form|table|macro|systable|report|query|linkedtable|module|relationship|dbprop|any|all] [-T] database
mdb-tables -h|--help

DESCRIPTION

mdb-tables is a utility program distributed with MDB Tools.

It produces a list of tables contained within an MDB database in a format suitable for use in shell scripts.

OPTIONS

-S, --system
Show system tables. System tables are generally those beginning with 'MSys'.
-1, --single-column
Specifies that the tables should be listed 1 per line. This is equivalent to --delim 0
-d, --delimiter delim
Specifies an alternative delimiter. If no delimiter is specified, table names will be delimited by a tab character, or by newline if the -1 option was specified.
-t, --type type
Filters entries to show alternate types. Autorized values are form, table, macro, systable, report, query, linkedtable, module, relationship, dbprop, any, and all. Default value is table.
-T, --showtype
Display the entry type indentifier before each entry.

NOTES

ENVIRONMENT

MDB_JET3_CHARSET
Defines the charset of the input JET3 (access 97) file. Default is CP1252. See iconv(1).
MDBICONV
Defines the output charset. Default is UTF-8. mdbtools must have been compiled with iconv.
MDBOPTS
semi-column separated list of options:
  • use_index
  • no_memo
  • debug_like
  • debug_write
  • debug_usage
  • debug_ole
  • debug_row
  • debug_props
  • debug_all is a shortcut for all debug_* options

HISTORY

mdb-tables first appeared in MDB Tools 0.3.

SEE ALSO

mdb-array(1) mdb-count(1) mdb-export(1) mdb-header(1) mdb-hexdump(1) mdb-import(1) mdb-json(1) mdb-parsecsv(1) mdb-prop(1) mdb-queries(1) mdb-schema(1) mdb-sql(1) mdb-ver(1)

AUTHORS

The mdb-tables utility was written by Brian Bruns.

BUGS

Access allows for tables to have spaces embedded in the table name.
You must specify a delimiter (-d) if you intend on piping the output of mdb-tables to a program such as awk or cut.
29 December 2020 MDBTools 0.9.1-beta2