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Table, View, & Sequence DDL

SHOW OBJECTS

Lists the tables and views for which you have access privileges. This command can be used to list the tables and views for a specified database or schema (or the current database/schema for the session), or your entire account.

Syntax

SHOW OBJECTS [ LIKE '<pattern>' ]
             [ IN
                  {
                    ACCOUNT                  |

                    DATABASE                 |
                    DATABASE <database_name> |

                    SCHEMA                   |
                    SCHEMA <schema_name>     |
                    <schema_name>
                  }
             ]

Parameters

LIKE 'pattern'

Filters the command output by object name. The filter uses case-insensitive pattern matching, with support for SQL wildcard characters (% and _).

For example, the following patterns return the same results:

... LIKE '%testing%' ...
... LIKE '%TESTING%' ...
[ IN ... ]

Optionally specifies the scope of the command. Specify one of the following:

ACCOUNT

Returns records for the entire account.

DATABASE, . DATABASE db_name

Returns records for the current database in use or a specified database (db_name).

If you specify DATABASE without db_name and no database is in use, the keyword has no effect on the output.

SCHEMA, . SCHEMA schema_name, . schema_name

Returns records for the current schema in use or a specified schema (schema_name).

SCHEMA is optional if a database is in use or if you specify the fully-qualified schema_name (e.g. db.schema).

If no database is in use, specifying SCHEMA has no effect on the output.

Default: Depends on whether the session currently has a database in use:

  • Database: DATABASE is the default (i.e. the command returns the objects you have privileges to view in the database).

  • No database: ACCOUNT is the default (i.e. the command returns the objects you have privileges to view in your account).

Usage Notes

  • The command does not require a running warehouse to execute.

  • The command returns a maximum of 10K records for the specified object type, as dictated by the access privileges for the role used to execute the command; any records above the 10K limit are not returned, even with a filter applied.

    To view results for which more than 10K records exist, query the corresponding view (if one exists) in the Snowflake Information Schema.

  • 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.

  • For materialized views, this returns “VIEW”, not “MATERIALIZED VIEW”.

Examples

Show all tables and views whose names start with line that you have privileges to see in the public schema in the mydb database:

SHOW OBJECTS LIKE 'line%' IN mydb.public;
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