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_get_meta_table() WP 2.9.0

Retrieves the name of the metadata table for the specified object type.

This is an internal function for using it by WP core itself. It's not recommended to use this function in your code.

No Hooks.

Return

String|false. Metadata table name, or false if no metadata table exists

Usage

_get_meta_table( $type );
$type(string) (required)
Type of object metadata is for. Accepts 'post', 'comment', 'term', 'user', or any other object type with an associated meta table.

Notes

  • Global. wpdb. $wpdb WordPress database abstraction object.

Changelog

Since 2.9.0 Introduced.

Code of _get_meta_table() WP 5.7.2

<?php
function _get_meta_table( $type ) {
	global $wpdb;

	$table_name = $type . 'meta';

	if ( empty( $wpdb->$table_name ) ) {
		return false;
	}

	return $wpdb->$table_name;
}