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Owen Duncan|Last Updated: 7/23/2018

MySQL.Database(server as text, database as text, optional options as nullable record) as table


Returns a table of SQL tables, views, and stored scalar functions available in a MySQL database on server server in the database instance named database. The port may be optionally specified with the server, separated by a colon. An optional record parameter, options, may be specified to control the following options:

  • Encoding : A TextEncoding value that specifies the character set used to encode all queries sent to the server (default is null).
  • CreateNavigationProperties : A logical (true/false) that sets whether to generate navigation properties on the returned values (default is true).
  • NavigationPropertyNameGenerator : A function that is used for the creation of names for navigation properties.
  • Query : A native SQL query used to retrieve data. If the query produces multiple result sets, only the first will be returned.
  • CommandTimeout : A duration which controls how long the server-side query is allowed to run before it is canceled. The default value is ten minutes.
  • ConnectionTimeout : A duration which controls how long to wait before abandoning an attempt to make a connection to the server. The default value is driver-dependent.
  • TreatTinyAsBoolean : A logical (true/false) that determines whether to force tinyint columns on the server as logical values. The default value is true.
  • OldGuids : A logical (true/false) that sets whether char(36) columns (if false) or binary(16) columns (if true) will be treated as GUIDs. The default value is false.
  • ReturnSingleDatabase : A logical (true/false) that sets whether to return all tables of all databases (if false) or to return tables and views of the specified database (if true). The default value is false.
  • HierarchicalNavigation : A logical (true/false) that sets whether to view the tables grouped by their schema names (default is false).

    The record parameter is specified as [option1 = value1, option2 = value2...] or [Query = "select ..."] for example.

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