getCatalogs Method (SQLServerDatabaseMetaData)

Retrieves the catalog names that are available in the connected server.

public java.sql.ResultSet getCatalogs()

This getCatalogs method is specified by the getCatalogs method in the java.sql.DatabaseMetaData interface.

The result set returned by the getCatalogs method will contain the following information:

Name Type Description



The name of the catalog, including system databases in Microsoft SQL Server.

The following example demonstrates how to use the getCatalogs method to return the names of all the databases that are contained in Microsoft SQL Server, including the system databases.

public static void executeGetCatalogs(Connection con) {
   try {
      DatabaseMetaData dbmd = con.getMetaData();
      ResultSet rs = dbmd.getCatalogs();
      ResultSetMetaData rsmd = rs.getMetaData();

      // Display the result set data.
      int cols = rsmd.getColumnCount();
      while( {
         for (int i = 1; i <= cols; i++) {

   catch (Exception e) {