no, I mean table functions. as asked in this question:
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/23421771/how-to-return-table-from-mysql-function

DB2 has table functions. SQL SERVER also:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/framework/data/adonet/sql/linq/how-to-use-table-valued-user-defined-functions

I checked maria DB and it does not appear to have them either.

here are some comparison charts. But does not mention table functions.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_relational_database_management_systems


On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 11:21 AM, Jim Oberholtzer <
midrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

If you are asking if you can get a list of tables in a database, list of
databases, or the schema of the tables inside a database, yes you can get
all of that from MySQL. Remember MySQL is now longer updated by anyone. I
think Maria might be the better option. 15 minutes inside the
documentation will show you.

What databases are there: "show databases"
What is the schema: "show schema"
What tables are in the database: "use database", then "show tables"

https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/show-databases.html

As to Maria having more features than DB2, not ever going to happen. Maria
is a fine database and does an excellent job, but comparing it to DB2 which
is an Enterprise Class full service database is a bit like comparing a Yugo
car to a Lincoln Navigator. Two different classes of database/car.


--
Jim Oberholtzer
Agile Technology Architects


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is that true, mySQL does not support functions that return tables? Was
expecting mySQL to have more features than DB2, not less.
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