DESCRIBE EXTERNAL VOLUME

Describes the properties of an external volume.

DESCRIBE can be abbreviated to DESC.

See also:

ALTER EXTERNAL VOLUME , CREATE EXTERNAL VOLUME , DROP EXTERNAL VOLUME , SHOW EXTERNAL VOLUMES

Syntax

DESC[RIBE] EXTERNAL VOLUME <name>
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Parameters

name

Specifies the identifier for the external volume to describe. If the identifier contains spaces or special characters, the entire string must be enclosed in double quotes (for example, "My object"). Identifiers enclosed in double quotes are also case-sensitive.

Access control requirements

A role used to execute this SQL command must have the following privileges at a minimum:

Privilege

Object

Notes

USAGE

External volume

For instructions on creating a custom role with a specified set of privileges, see Creating custom roles.

For general information about roles and privilege grants for performing SQL actions on securable objects, see Overview of Access Control.

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

Describe the columns in external volume extvol:

DESC EXTERNAL VOLUME extvol;
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