Amazon Redshift
Database Developer Guide (API Version 2012-12-01)


Use SVV_EXTERNAL_DATABASES to view details for external databases.

SVV_EXTERNAL_DATABASES is visible to all users. Superusers can see all rows; regular users can see only metadata to which they have access. For more information, see CREATE EXTERNAL SCHEMA.

Table Columns

Column Name Data Type Description
eskind integer The type of the external catalog for the database; 1 indicates a data catalog, 2 indicates a Hive metastore.
esoptions text Details of the catalog where the database resides.
databasename numeric(19,2) The name of the database in the external catalog.
location timestamp The location of the database.
parameters timestamp Database parameters.

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