# Describe Table¶

DESCRIBE [EXTENDED] [db_name.]table_name


Return the metadata of an existing table (column names, data types, and comments). If the table does not exist, an exception will be thrown.

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Display detailed information about the table, including parent database, table type, storage information, and properties.

## Describe Partition¶

DESCRIBE [EXTENDED] [db_name.]table_name PARTITION partition_spec


Return the metadata of a specified partition. The partition_spec must provide the values for all the partition columns.

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Display basic information about the table and the partition-specific storage information.

## Describe Columns¶

New in version runtime-3.3.

DESCRIBE [EXTENDED] [db_name.]table_name column_name


Return the metadata of a specified column.

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Display detailed information about the specified columns, including the column statistics collected by the command ANALYZE TABLE table_name COMPUTE STATISTICS FOR COLUMNS column_name [column_name, ...].