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OdbcConnection::GetSchema Method (String, array<String>)

Returns schema information for the data source of this OdbcConnection using the specified string for the schema name and the specified string array for the restriction values.

Namespace:  System.Data.Odbc
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)

virtual DataTable^ GetSchema(
	String^ collectionName, 
	array<String^>^ restrictionValues
) override


Type: System::String

Specifies the name of the schema to return.

Type: array<System::String>

Specifies a set of restriction values for the requested schema.

Return Value

Type: System.Data::DataTable
A DataTable that contains schema information.

When collectionName is specified as null, an ArgumentException is thrown.

The restrictionValues parameter can supply n depth of values which are specified by the restrictions collection for a specific collection. In order to set values on a given restriction, and not set the values of other restrictions, you must set the preceding restrictions to null and then put the appropriate value in for the restriction that you would like to specify a value for.

An example of this is the "Tables" collection. If the "Tables" collection has three restrictions (database, owner, and table name), and you want to get back only the tables associated with the owner "Carl," then you would need to pass in at least the following values: null, "Carl". If a restriction value is not passed in, the default values are used for that restriction. This is the same mapping as passing in null, which is different from passing in an empty string for the parameter value. In that case, the empty string ("") is considered to be the value for the specified parameter.


All restrictions that apply to SQLStatistics method will apply to the ODBCConnection.GetSchema("indexes") collection.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0