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SHOW TABLES

Shows the list of tables in the currently selected database, or in another database if db_name is specified.

Syntax

SHOW [FULL] [TEMPORARY] TABLES [{FROM | IN} db_name]
[[EXTENDED] LIKE pattern | WHERE TABLE_TYPE {= | !=} {'VIEW' | 'BASE TABLE'}]

Remarks

  • db_name is the name of a SingleStore DB database. If db_name is not specified, then a database must be currently selected (see USE ).\
  • The SHOW TEMPORARY TABLES command run on the child or master aggregator displays only the temporary tables. If this command is run on the leaves, it displays both the temporary tables and global temporary tables.
  • The SHOW TABLES command (without the TEMPORARY option) run on the child or master aggregator displays the global temporary tables and normal tables, except the temporary tables.
  • If you specify a table type, you must also use the FULL keyword.
  • This command can be run on any SingleStore node (see Node Requirements for SingleStore DB Commands).

Example

Example 1

Suppose a global temporary table globtemp and a temporary table temptab exists in the database, along with few normal tables. Run the following commands on the master aggregator to view the tables:

SHOW TABLES;
****
+---------------+
| Tables_in_db1 |
+---------------+
| allviews      |
| circle        |
| globtemp      |
| product       |
| reading       |
| source        |
| stock         |
| stockN        |
+---------------+
SHOW TEMPORARY TABLES;
****
+---------------+------------+------------+
| Tables_in_db1 | aggregator | connection |
+---------------+------------+------------+
| temptab       |          1 |          5 |
+---------------+------------+------------+

Example 2

SHOW TABLES EXTENDED;
****
+---------------+------------------------+-------------+-------------------+
| Tables_in_db1 | Table_type             | distributed | Storage_type      |
+---------------+------------------------+-------------+-------------------+
| allviews      | BASE TABLE             |           1 | INMEMORY_ROWSTORE |
| circle        | BASE TABLE             |           1 | INMEMORY_ROWSTORE |
| globtemp      | GLOBAL TEMPORARY TABLE |           1 | INMEMORY_ROWSTORE |
| product       | BASE TABLE             |           1 | INMEMORY_ROWSTORE |
| reading       | BASE TABLE             |           1 | INMEMORY_ROWSTORE |
| source        | BASE TABLE             |           1 | INMEMORY_ROWSTORE |
| stock         | BASE TABLE             |           1 | INMEMORY_ROWSTORE |
| stockN        | BASE TABLE             |           1 | INMEMORY_ROWSTORE |
| temptab       | TEMPORARY TABLE        |           1 | INMEMORY_ROWSTORE |
+---------------+------------------------+-------------+-------------------+

Example 3

SHOW TABLES LIKE 's%';
****
+--------------------+
| Tables_in_db1 (s%) |
+--------------------+
| source             |
| stock              |
| stockN             |
+--------------------+

Example 4

SHOW FULL TABLES WHERE TABLE_TYPE = 'BASE TABLE';
****
+---------------+------------+
| Tables_in_db1 | Table_type |
+---------------+------------+
| allviews      | BASE TABLE |
| circle        | BASE TABLE |
| product       | BASE TABLE |
| reading       | BASE TABLE |
| source        | BASE TABLE |
| stock         | BASE TABLE |
| stockN        | BASE TABLE |
+---------------+------------+