This topic describes the SHOW syntax in data definition language (DDL) statements and related examples.

SHOW SCHEMAS

Lists all schemas in a database of a specific user.

  • Syntax
    SHOW {SCHEMAS | DATABASES}
        [LIKE 'pattern']
        [EXTRA]
  • Example
    mysql> show schemas;
    +------------------+
    | TABLE_SCHEMA     |
    +------------------+
    | tpch_string_100x |
    | tpch_string_10x  |
    | tpch_string_1x   |
    +------------------+
    3 rows in set (0.01 sec)
    mysql> show schemas like 'tpch%';
    +------------------+
    | TABLE_SCHEMA     |
    +------------------+
    | tpch_string_100x |
    | tpch_string_10x  |
    | tpch_string_1x   |
    +------------------+
    3 rows in set (0.01 sec)
    mysql> show schemas like 'tpch%' extra;
    +--------------+------------------+------------------------------+
    | CATALOG_NAME | TABLE_SCHEMA     | CREATOR_ID                   |
    +--------------+------------------+------------------------------+
    | hive         | tpch_string_100x | OA$oa_101302231286633637597c |
    | hive         | tpch_string_10x  | OA$oa_101302231286633637597c |
    | hive         | tpch_string_1x   | OA$oa_101302231286633637597c |
    +--------------+------------------+------------------------------+
    3 rows in set (0.01 sec)

SHOW TABLES

Lists all tables in the current schema. You must execute the following statement before you use the SHOW TABLES statement:
USE database_name
Switch to the required schema.
Example:
mysql> use tpch_string_1x;
Database changed
mysql> show tables;
+-------------------------+
| TABLE_NAME              |
+-------------------------+
| customer_avro_string    |
| customer_json_string    |
| customer_orc_string     |
| customer_parquet_string |
| customer_rcfile_string  |
| customer_text_string    |
+-------------------------+
6 rows in set (0.01 sec)
Execute the SELECT DATABASE() statement to query the schema of the current session.
mysql> select database();
+----------------+
| database()     |
+----------------+
| tpch_string_1x |
+----------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)
mysql> show tables like 'cus%';
+-------------------------+
| TABLE_NAME              |
+-------------------------+
| customer_avro_string    |
| customer_json_string    |
| customer_orc_string     |
| customer_parquet_string |
| customer_rcfile_string  |
| customer_text_string    |
+-------------------------+
6 rows in set (0.01 sec)

SHOW CREATE TABLE

Queries the CREATE TABLE statement.

  • Syntax
    SHOW CREATE TABLE tbl_name
  • Example
    mysql> show create table customer_text_string\G
    *************************** 1. row ***************************
    Result: CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE `customer_text_string`(
      `c_custkey` int, 
      `c_name` string, 
      `c_address` string, 
      `c_nationkey` int, 
      `c_phone` string, 
      `c_acctbal` double, 
      `c_mktsegment` string, 
      `c_comment` string)
    ROW FORMAT DELIMITED 
      FIELDS TERMINATED BY '|' 
    STORED AS INPUTFORMAT 
      'org.apache.hadoop.mapred.TextInputFormat' 
    OUTPUTFORMAT 
      'org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.io.HiveIgnoreKeyTextOutputFormat'
    LOCATION
    'oss://acs:ram::111111111:role&aliyunopenanalyticsossfullaccessrole@test_bucket/datasets/tpch/1x/text_string/customer_text'
    TBLPROPERTIES (
      'COLUMN_STATS_ACCURATE'='false', 
      'numFiles'='1', 
      'numRows'='-1', 
      'rawDataSize'='-1', 
      'totalSize'='24346144', 
      'transient_lastDdlTime'='1523448357')
    
    1 row in set (0.38 sec)

SHOW PARTITIONS

Queries information of all partitions of a specific table.

  • Syntax
    SHOW PARTITIONS
        [database_name.]table_name
  • Example
    mysql> show partitions primitives_avro_p;
    +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+
    | Result                                                                   |
    +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+
    | year=2009/month=1
    year=2009/month=2
    year=2009/month=3
    year=2009/month=4
     |
    +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+
    1 row in set (0.46 sec)
    
    mysql> show partitions basic_test.primitives_avro_p;
    +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+
    | Result                                                                   |
    +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+
    | year=2009/month=1
    year=2009/month=2
    year=2009/month=3
    year=2009/month=4
     |
    +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+
    1 row in set (0.67 sec)
    You can specify partitions for data filtering.
    SHOW PARTITIONS [database_name.]table_name [PARTITION(partition_spec)];
    Example:
    mysql> show partitions primitives_avro_p partition(year='2009');
    +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+
    | Result                                                                   |
    +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+
    | year=2009/month=1
    year=2009/month=2
    year=2009/month=3
    year=2009/month=4
     |
    +--------------------------------------------------------------------------+
    1 row in set (0.51 sec)
    
    mysql> show partitions primitives_avro_p partition(month='3');
    +--------------------+
    | Result             |
    +--------------------+
    | year=2009/month=3
     |
    +--------------------+
    1 row in set (0.45 sec)
    
    mysql> show partitions primitives_avro_p partition(year='2009',month='3');
    +--------------------+
    | Result             |
    +--------------------+
    | year=2009/month=3
     |
    +--------------------+
    1 row in set (0.46 sec)

SHOW QUERY_TASK

Queries the query task information of a specific user.

  • Syntax
    SHOW QUERY_TASK [FOR UserName]
        [WHERE expr]
        [ORDER BY {col_name | expr}
          [ASC | DESC], ...]
        [LIMIT {[offset,] row_count | row_count OFFSET offset}]
  • Example
    mysql> show query_task where create_time > '2018-04-12' order by create_time desc limit 4, 1\G
    *************************** 1. row ***************************
            TABLE_SCHEMA: tpch_string_1x
                      ID: e573ff53_1523547045897
                  STATUS: SUCCESS
                 MESSAGE: NULL
                 COMMAND: select * from customer_text_string_2
              CREATOR_ID: OA$oa_101302231286633637597c
             CREATE_TIME: 2018-04-12 23:30:46.0
             UPDATE_TIME: 2018-04-12 23:30:46.0
               ROW_COUNT: 10000
             ELAPSE_TIME: 3017
      SCANNED_DATA_BYTES: 1630878
    RESULT_FILE_OSS_FILE: oss://aliyun-oa-query-results-*****-oss-cn-hangzhou/*****/2018/4/12/20180412233042e573ff53000017/result.csv
        CANCELLABLE_TASK: 0
    1 row in set (0.04 sec)
    mysql> show query_task where id = 'e573ff53_1523547045897'\G
    *************************** 1. row ***************************
            TABLE_SCHEMA: tpch_string_1x
                      ID: e573ff53_1523547045897
                  STATUS: SUCCESS
                 MESSAGE: NULL
                 COMMAND: select * from customer_text_string_2
              CREATOR_ID: OA$oa_101302231286633637597c
             CREATE_TIME: 2018-04-12 23:30:46.0
             UPDATE_TIME: 2018-04-12 23:30:46.0
               ROW_COUNT: 10000
             ELAPSE_TIME: 3017
      SCANNED_DATA_BYTES: 1630878
    RESULT_FILE_OSS_FILE:  oss://aliyun-oa-query-results-*****-oss-cn-hangzhou/*****/2018/4/12/20180412233042e573ff53000017/result.csv
        CANCELLABLE_TASK: 0
    1 row in set (0.01 sec)
    If you log on to the DLA console with your Alibaba Cloud account, you can query the SQL execution history of other users.
    mysql> show query_task  for your sun_account where  create_time > '2020-06-01'

SHOW PROCESSLIST

Queries the running information of each thread or connection on a server.

  • Syntax
    show processlist
  • Example
    mysql> show processlist\G
    
    *************************** 1. row ***************************
           Id: 16777224            -- ID of a thread or connection
         User: oa_1xxxxxxxxxx7597c -- Account used to log on to the DLA console 
         Host: 212.20.110.21:7320  -- IP address and port number of the client
           db: tpch_50x_text       -- Schema bound to the connection
      Command: SELECT              -- Current SQL type
         Time: 1                   -- SQL execution time
        State: RUNNING             -- SQL status
         Info: select count(*) from lineitem   -- SQL statement
    ProcessId: q201908070004sh0aa2bf4a0001009   -- Used for troubleshooting
    1 row in set (0.08 sec)

SHOW GRANTS

Queries the permissions of the current account.

  • Syntax
    show grants for <acount_id>
  • Example
    GRANT ALL ON *. * TO dla_p123456789 WITH GRANT OPTION
Note ALL indicates all permissions. For more information about permissions, see GRANT.