List all tables refrenced by specific table (by FK) in Db2 database

Query below lists all tables refrenced with foregin key by specific table.


select tabschema  || '.' || tabname as foreign_table,
       '>-' as rel,
       reftabschema || '.' || reftabname as primary_table
from syscat.references
where tabname = 'PROJECT'
      -- and tabschema = 'ADMINISTRATOR' -- put your schema name here
order by foreign_table,


  • foreign_table - foreign table name with schema name - the table you provided as a parameter
  • foreign_table - relationship symbol implicating FK and direction
  • primary_table - primary (rerefenced) tables names with schema name - the tables you are looking for


  • One row represents one referenced table
  • Scope of rows: all tables referenced by table with provided name (and optionally schema)
  • Ordered by referenced table schema and name


  • There can be more tables with the same name. If that's the case, uncomment where clause and provide schema name

Sample results

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