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# DESCRIBE FILE FORMAT¶

Describes the properties and their current values for a file format, as well as the default values for each property.

DESCRIBE can be abbreviated to DESC.

## Syntax¶

DESC[RIBE] FILE FORMAT <name>


## Parameters¶

name

Specifies the identifier for the file format to describe. If the identifier contains spaces or special characters, the entire string must be enclosed in double quotes. Identifiers enclosed in double quotes are also case-sensitive.

## 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 named file format my_csv_format:

DESC FILE FORMAT my_csv_format;