SHOW PARTITIONS

Lists partitions of a table.

Syntax

SHOW PARTITIONS table_identifier [ partition_spec ]

Parameters

  • table_identifier

    • [database_name.] table_name: A table name, optionally qualified with a database name.
    • delta.`<path-to-table>` : The location of an existing Delta table.
  • partition_spec

    An optional parameter that specifies a comma-separated list of key-value pairs for partitions. When specified, the partitions that match the partition specification are returned.

    Syntax: PARTITION ( partition_col_name = partition_col_val [ , ... ] )

Examples

-- create a partitioned table and insert a few rows.
USE salesdb;
CREATE TABLE customer(id INT, name STRING) PARTITIONED BY (state STRING, city STRING);
INSERT INTO customer PARTITION (state = 'CA', city = 'Fremont') VALUES (100, 'John');
INSERT INTO customer PARTITION (state = 'CA', city = 'San Jose') VALUES (200, 'Marry');
INSERT INTO customer PARTITION (state = 'AZ', city = 'Peoria') VALUES (300, 'Daniel');

-- Lists all partitions for table `customer`
SHOW PARTITIONS customer;
+----------------------+
|             partition|
+----------------------+
|  state=AZ/city=Peoria|
| state=CA/city=Fremont|
|state=CA/city=San Jose|
+----------------------+

-- Lists all partitions for the qualified table `customer`
SHOW PARTITIONS salesdb.customer;
+----------------------+
|             partition|
+----------------------+
|  state=AZ/city=Peoria|
| state=CA/city=Fremont|
|state=CA/city=San Jose|
+----------------------+

-- Specify a full partition spec to list specific partition
SHOW PARTITIONS customer PARTITION (state = 'CA', city = 'Fremont');
+---------------------+
|            partition|
+---------------------+
|state=CA/city=Fremont|
+---------------------+

-- Specify a partial partition spec to list the specific partitions
SHOW PARTITIONS customer PARTITION (state = 'CA');
+----------------------+
|             partition|
+----------------------+
| state=CA/city=Fremont|
|state=CA/city=San Jose|
+----------------------+

-- Specify a partial spec to list specific partition
SHOW PARTITIONS customer PARTITION (city =  'San Jose');
+----------------------+
|             partition|
+----------------------+
|state=CA/city=San Jose|
+----------------------+