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Database, Schema, & Share DDL

DESCRIBE SCHEMA

Describes the schema. For example, lists the tables and views in the schema.

DESCRIBE can be abbreviated to DESC.

See also:

ALTER SCHEMA , CREATE SCHEMA , DROP SCHEMA , SHOW SCHEMAS , UNDROP SCHEMA

SCHEMATA View (Information Schema)

Syntax

DESC[RIBE] SCHEMA <schema_name>

Parameters

schema_name

Specifies the identifier of the schema 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 SCHEMA command:

CREATE SCHEMA sample_schema_2;
USE SCHEMA sample_schema_2;

CREATE TABLE sample_table_1 (i INTEGER);

CREATE VIEW sample_view_1 AS
    SELECT i FROM sample_table_1;

CREATE MATERIALIZED VIEW sample_mview_1 AS
    SELECT i FROM sample_table_1 WHERE i < 100;

DESCRIBE SCHEMA sample_schema_2;

+-------------------------------+----------------+-------------------+
| created_on                    | name           | kind              |
|-------------------------------+----------------+-------------------|
| 2022-06-23 01:00:00.000 -0700 | SAMPLE_TABLE_1 | TABLE             |
| 2022-06-23 02:00:00.000 -0700 | SAMPLE_VIEW_1  | VIEW              |
| 2022-06-23 03:00:00.000 -0700 | SAMPLE_MVIEW_1 | MATERIALIZED_VIEW |
+-------------------------------+----------------+-------------------+
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