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Database, Schema, & Share DDL

DESCRIBE DATABASE

Describes the database. For example, shows the schemas in the database.

DESCRIBE can be abbreviated to DESC.

See also:

ALTER DATABASE , CREATE DATABASE , DROP DATABASE , SHOW DATABASES , UNDROP DATABASE

DATABASES View (Information Schema)

Syntax

DESC[RIBE] DATABASE <database_name>

Parameters

database_name

Specifies the identifier of the database to describe.

Usage Notes

  • To post-process the output of this command, you can use the RESULT_SCAN function, which treats the output as a table that can be queried.

Examples

This demonstrates the DESCRIBE DATABASE command:

CREATE DATABASE desc_demo;

CREATE SCHEMA sample_schema_1;

CREATE SCHEMA sample_schema_2;

DESCRIBE DATABASE desc_demo;

+-------------------------------+--------------------+--------+
| created_on                    | name               | kind   |
|-------------------------------+--------------------+--------|
| 2022-06-23 00:00:00.000 -0700 | INFORMATION_SCHEMA | SCHEMA |
| 2022-06-23 00:00:00.000 -0700 | PUBLIC             | SCHEMA |
| 2022-06-23 01:00:00.000 -0700 | SAMPLE_SCHEMA_1    | SCHEMA |
| 2022-06-23 02:00:00.000 -0700 | SAMPLE_SCHEMA_2    | SCHEMA |
+-------------------------------+--------------------+--------+
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