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Database Management -- Fields in Tables #3554

JrgMyr opened this issue Aug 15, 2019 · 2 comments


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commented Aug 15, 2019

Where are the fields (row) information stored inside of a database?
The table "sqlite_master" has tables and views but not the field info.

Is there any other way to get to the field names in a given table than parsing the CREATE TABLE code? I imagine a second management table that links rows to table names. Does this exist?

Best, Jörg


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commented Aug 15, 2019

Ok, I found something myself. Apologies for not finding it during previous researches.
There is a PRAGMA table_info which doubles as a table-valued function and can be used like this in a regular query:

select * from pragma_table_info('tablename');

Out of curiosity: where is this info stored inside the database?


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commented Aug 15, 2019

It's all in sqlite_master. Everything you need to know about any table or view is stored there.

The only exception is when you create temporary objects (CREATE TEMP ...) - in that case they are in sqlite_temp_master.

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