How to find all database references

How to find all database references

In trying to figure out this problem (which is still unsolved and I still have no clue what is going on), I am wondering if maybe an external reference to the table in question is causing the problem. For example, a trigger or view or some other such thing.

Is there an easy way to find all references to a given database table? Including all views, triggers, constraints, or anything at all, preferably from the command line, and also preferably without a 3rd party tool (we are using db2).

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Wow, I wouldn't have thought it, but there seems to be..

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Good ole DB2..
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I find the publib db2 docs view very very handy by the way:.
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I just found the "SYSCAT.TABDEP" catalog view in it, which seems to contain more or less what you asked for.

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I suspect for anything not covered there you'll have to trawl through the rest of the syscat tables which are vast.

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(Unfortunately I can't seem to link you to the exact page on SYSCAT.TABDEP itself, the search facility should lead you to it fairly easily though).. Most databases these days have a set of tables which contain data about the layout of your actual schema tables, quite handy for this sort of thing..


You can write a query search the information schema views (definition column) to find the table in all views, triggers, procedure, etc.

Not sure about FK & indexes though.


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