Find tables without relationships - Loner Tables - in Db2 database

Marcin Nagly - Dataedo Team Marcin Nagly 2018-06-30

Table of Contents:

    This query listed tables that have no foreign keys, meaning they are not referencing any table or are not on the "many" side of FK.

    Query below lists something a little different - tables that are not referencing and are not referenced by other tables. Something I called Loner Tables. This diagram illustrates the concept:

    Learn more about Loner Tables


    select 'No FKs >-' refs,
        tab.tabschema concat '.' concat tab.tabname as table, 
        '>- no FKs' fks
    syscat.tables tab
    left outer join syscat.tabconst const 
        on const.tabschema = tab.tabschema 
        and const.tabname = tab.tabname and const.type ='F'
    left outer join syscat.references ref 
        on ref.reftabschema = tab.tabschema  and ref.reftabname = tab.tabname 
        tab.type ='T'
        and tab.tabschema not like 'SYS%'
        and const.constname is null
        and ref.constname is null


    • refs - icon symbolizing lack of references by foregin key
    • table - name of the table with schema name
    • fks - icon symbolizing lack of foregin key constraints


    • One row represents one table
    • Scope of rows: tables that are not related (not refererencing and not being referenced with foreign key constraints) with any table
    • Ordered by schema table name

    Sample results

    Loner Tables in GSDB:

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