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Oracle Structure equivalent to MySQL
Posted by: matthias.edrich
Date: December 15, 2004 11:05AM

Hi All,

In my organization we use MySQL and Oracle. Our main database is MySQL.
I am now programming a java application which copies all my MySQL tables
onto Oracle on a daily basis. Each day, I drop all tables in Oracle and build
them from scratch from what I get from MySQL.

For one of my functions, I use the "getTables()" method of the
"DatabaseMetaData" class. That method takes the following information.

getTables(String catalog,String schemaPattern,String tableNamePattern,String[] types)

I am quite successful leaving the "catalog" value as null as well as "schemaPattern."

However, what would be the equivalent in MySQL to the Oracle "catalog" and "schema"?

As you might tell, I am quite new to Oracle and have been living with
the very enjoyable MySQL database instead. But life catches up ;-)

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