SHOW COLUMNS - Amazon Athena

SHOW COLUMNS

Lists the names of the columns a specified table or view. To view additional column metadata (such as data type), see Listing or Searching Columns for a Specified Table or View.

Synopsis

SHOW COLUMNS (FROM|IN) database_name.table_name
SHOW COLUMNS (FROM|IN) table_name [(FROM|IN) database_name]

The FROM and IN keywords can be used interchangeably. If table_name or database_name has special characters like hyphens, surround the name with backquotes (for example, `my-database`.`my-table`). Do not surround the table_name or database_name with single or double quotes. Currently, the use of LIKE and pattern matching expressions is not supported.

Examples

The following equivalent examples show the columns from the orders table in the customers database. The first two examples assume that customers is the current database.

SHOW COLUMNS FROM orders
SHOW COLUMNS IN orders
SHOW COLUMNS FROM customers.orders
SHOW COLUMNS IN customers.orders
SHOW COLUMNS FROM orders FROM customers
SHOW COLUMNS IN orders IN customers