ArcObjects Library Reference (GeoDatabase)  

ISQLSyntax.ParseColumnName Method

Given a column name, determine its qualification parts.

[Visual Basic .NET]
Public Sub ParseColumnName ( _
    ByVal FullName As String, _
    ByRef dbName As String, _
    ByRef ownerName As String, _
    ByRef TableName As String, _
    ByRef columnName As String _
public void ParseColumnName (
    string FullName,
    ref string dbName,
    ref string ownerName,
    ref string TableName,
    ref string columnName
HRESULT ParseColumnName(
  BSTR FullName,
  BSTR* dbName,
  BSTR* ownerName,
  BSTR* TableName,
  BSTR* columnName


FullName [in]   FullName is a parameter of type BSTR dbName [out]   dbName is a parameter of type BSTR ownerName [out]   ownerName is a parameter of type BSTR TableName [out]   TableName is a parameter of type BSTR columnName [out]   columnName is a parameter of type BSTR

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.


Applications should use the ParseColumnName method to split the fully qualified name for a column in a table into its components (database, owner, table, column).

Applications that wish to be RDBMS independent should not assume that . is the delimiter used to separate the components of a fully qualified dataset name. Use the QualifyColumnName method to determine the qualified name of a column of a table for a given workspace.

The FullName paramter can be returned from the IDataset::Name property for a dataset in a Geodatabase and the IDatasetName::Name property for a dataset name object. Both methods return the fully qualified name for the dataset (the name object for the dataset is itself obtained using the IDataset::FullName property).

Empty strings will be returned for arguments that do not apply to the underlying DBMS. For example, supplying a FullName parameter of "gdb.Greeley_Parcels_1.AREA" to an ArcSDE Geodatabase on Oracle will result in:

dbName = ""

ownerName = "gdb"

TableName = "Greeley_Parcels_1"

columnName = "AREA"


    // e.g., fieldName = field.Name;
    //       fieldName = "sde.Greeley_Parcels_1.AREA"
    public void ISQLSyntax__ParseColumnName(IWorkspace workspace,string fieldName)
        string nameOfDatabase;
        string nameOfOwner;
        string nameOfTable;
        string nameOfColumn;

        ISQLSyntax sqlSyntax = (ISQLSyntax)workspace;
        sqlSyntax.ParseColumnName(fieldName, out nameOfDatabase, out nameOfOwner, out nameOfTable, out nameOfColumn);

        Console.WriteLine("The database name is {0}", nameOfDatabase);
        Console.WriteLine("The owner name is {0}", nameOfOwner);
        Console.WriteLine("The table name is {0}", nameOfTable);
        Console.WriteLine("The column name is {0}", nameOfColumn);

See Also

ISQLSyntax Interface