You have a couple of choices if I remember correctly.. For a table of name 

describe TBL;
explain TBL;
show columns from TBL;


On Wed September 10 2003 12:08 pm, Peter Beckman wrote:
> So PHP is saying mysql_list_tables is depreciated.  I replaced it with
> mysql_query("SHOW TABLES FROM DB") and everything is fine.
> Then mysql_list_fields didn't work right.  So I submitted a bug
> ( about it, and they said IT TOO was
> depreciated, which is fine.  But I haven't figured out how to replace
> mysql_list_fields with a nice simple SQL command, since a bunch of code
> relies on mysql_list_fields to return a nice $result (ie Resource #37) to
> use with mysql_field_flags, mysql_field_name, etc.
> Anyone got any ideas on how to do that without replacing mysql_field_flags
> et al?  Or do I have to rewrite the code entirely to use "SHOW FIELDS FROM
> DB.TABLE" and rewrite my own _field_ functions?
> Beckman
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> Peter Beckman                                                  Internet Guy
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