SHOW Queries

SHOW CREATE TABLE

SHOW CREATE [TEMPORARY] [TABLE|DICTIONARY] [db.]table [INTO OUTFILE filename] [FORMAT format]

Returns a single String-type 'statement' column, which contains a single value – the CREATE query used for creating the specified object.

SHOW DATABASES

SHOW DATABASES [INTO OUTFILE filename] [FORMAT format]

Prints a list of all databases. This query is identical to SELECT name FROM system.databases [INTO OUTFILE filename] [FORMAT format].

SHOW PROCESSLIST

SHOW PROCESSLIST [INTO OUTFILE filename] [FORMAT format]

Outputs the content of the system.processes table, that contains a list of queries that is being processed at the moment, excepting SHOW PROCESSLIST queries.

The SELECT * FROM system.processes query returns data about all the current queries.

Tip (execute in the console):

$ watch -n1 "clickhouse-client --query='SHOW PROCESSLIST'"

SHOW TABLES

Displays a list of tables.

SHOW [TEMPORARY] TABLES [FROM <db>] [LIKE '<pattern>'] [LIMIT <N>] [INTO OUTFILE <filename>] [FORMAT <format>]

If the FROM clause is not specified, the query returns the list of tables from the current database.

You can get the same results as the SHOW TABLES query in the following way:

SELECT name FROM system.tables WHERE database = <db> [AND name LIKE <pattern>] [LIMIT <N>] [INTO OUTFILE <filename>] [FORMAT <format>]

Example

The following query selects the first two rows from the list of tables in the system database, whose names contain co.

SHOW TABLES FROM system LIKE '%co%' LIMIT 2
┌─name───────────────────────────┐
│ aggregate_function_combinators │
│ collations                     │
└────────────────────────────────┘

SHOW DICTIONARIES

Displays a list of external dictionaries.

SHOW DICTIONARIES [FROM <db>] [LIKE '<pattern>'] [LIMIT <N>] [INTO OUTFILE <filename>] [FORMAT <format>]

If the FROM clause is not specified, the query returns the list of dictionaries from the current database.

You can get the same results as the SHOW DICTIONARIES query in the following way:

SELECT name FROM system.dictionaries WHERE database = <db> [AND name LIKE <pattern>] [LIMIT <N>] [INTO OUTFILE <filename>] [FORMAT <format>]

Example

The following query selects the first two rows from the list of tables in the system database, whose names contain co.

SHOW DICTIONARIES FROM db LIKE '%reg%' LIMIT 2
┌─name─────────┐
│ regions      │
│ region_names │
└──────────────┘