# SHOW PROCEDURES¶

Lists the stored procedures that you have privileges to access.

## Syntax¶

SHOW PROCEDURES [ 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.

## Output¶

The command’s output provides column properties and metadata in the following columns:

| created_on | name | schema_name | is_builtin | is_aggregate | is_ansi | min_num_arguments | max_num_arguments | arguments | description | catalog_name | is_table_function | valid_for_clustering | is_secure |


Column

Description

created_on

The timestamp at which the stored procedure was created.

name

The name of the stored procedure.

schema_name

The name of the schema in which the stored procedure exists.

is_builtin

Y if the stored procedure is built-in (rather than user-defined); N otherwise.

is_aggregate

Not applicable currently.

is_ansi

Y if the stored procedure is defined in the ANSI standard; N otherwise.

min_num_arguments

The minimum number of arguments.

max_num_arguments

The maximum number of arguments.

arguments

The data types of the arguments and of the return types.

description

A description of the stored procedure.

catalog_name

The name of the database in which the stored procedure exists.

is_table_function

Not applicable currently.

valid_for_clustering

Not applicable currently.

is_secure

Y if the stored procedure is a secure stored procedure; N otherwise.

## Examples¶

Show all procedures:

SHOW PROCEDURES;


This example shows how to use SHOW PROCEDURE on a stored procedure that has a parameter. This also shows how to limit the list of procedures to those that match the specified regular expression.

SHOW PROCEDURES LIKE 'area_of_%';
+-------------------------------+----------------+--------------------+------------+--------------+---------+-------------------+-------------------+------------------------------------+------------------------+-----------------------+-------------------+----------------------+-----------+
| created_on                    | name           | schema_name        | is_builtin | is_aggregate | is_ansi | min_num_arguments | max_num_arguments | arguments                          | description            | catalog_name          | is_table_function | valid_for_clustering | is_secure |
|-------------------------------+----------------+--------------------+------------+--------------+---------+-------------------+-------------------+------------------------------------+------------------------+-----------------------+-------------------+----------------------+-----------|
| 1967-06-23 00:00:00.123 -0700 | AREA_OF_CIRCLE | TEMPORARY_DOC_TEST | N          | N            | N       |                 1 |                 1 | AREA_OF_CIRCLE(FLOAT) RETURN FLOAT | user-defined procedure | TEMPORARY_DOC_TEST_DB | N                 | N                    | N         |
+-------------------------------+----------------+--------------------+------------+--------------+---------+-------------------+-------------------+------------------------------------+------------------------+-----------------------+-------------------+----------------------+-----------+


The output columns are similar to the output columns for SHOW FUNCTIONS and SHOW USER FUNCTIONS. For stored procedures, some of these columns are not currently meaningful (e.g. is_aggregate, is_table_function, valid_for_clustering), but are reserved for future use.