SHOW CREATE TABLE

Returns the CREATE TABLE statement or CREATE VIEW statement that was used to create a given table or view. SHOW CREATE TABLE on a non-existent table or a temporary view throws an exception.

Syntax

SHOW CREATE TABLE table_identifier

Parameters

  • table_identifier

    A table or view name, optionally qualified with a database name.

    Syntax: [database_name.] table_name

Examples

CREATE TABLE test (c INT) ROW FORMAT DELIMITED FIELDS TERMINATED BY ','
    STORED AS TEXTFILE
    TBLPROPERTIES ('prop1' = 'value1', 'prop2' = 'value2');

SHOW CREATE TABLE test;
+----------------------------------------------------+
|                                      createtab_stmt|
+----------------------------------------------------+
|CREATE TABLE `default`.`test` (`c` INT)
 USING text
 TBLPROPERTIES (
   'transient_lastDdlTime' = '1586269021',
   'prop1' = 'value1',
   'prop2' = 'value2')
+----------------------------------------------------+