Returns the unquoted names of remote tables accessible through this connection. This should, where possible, include temporary tables, and views.

dbListTables(conn, ...)



A DBIConnection object, as returned by dbConnect().


Other parameters passed on to methods.


dbListTables() returns a character vector that enumerates all tables and views in the database. Tables added with dbWriteTable() are part of the list, including temporary tables if supported by the database. As soon a table is removed from the database, it is also removed from the list of database tables.

The returned names are suitable for quoting with dbQuoteIdentifier(). An error is raised when calling this method for a closed or invalid connection.

Additional arguments

TBD: temporary = NA

This must be provided as named argument. See the "Specification" section for details on their usage.

See also

Other DBIConnection generics: DBIConnection-class, dbDataType, dbDisconnect, dbExecute, dbExistsTable, dbGetException, dbGetInfo, dbGetQuery, dbIsValid, dbListFields, dbListResults, dbReadTable, dbRemoveTable, dbSendQuery, dbSendStatement, dbWriteTable


con <- dbConnect(RSQLite::SQLite(), ":memory:") dbListTables(con)
#> character(0)
dbWriteTable(con, "mtcars", mtcars) dbListTables(con)
#> [1] "mtcars"