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SHOW CREATE TABLE

Returns the CREATE TABLE statement that was used to create a given table. In versions earlier than v3.0, the SHOW CREATE TABLE statement requires you to have the SELECT_PRIV privilege on the table. Since v3.0, the SHOW CREATE TABLE statement requires you to have the SELECT privilege on the table. Note that from v3.0 onwards you can use the SHOW CREATE TABLE statement to view the CREATE TABLE statements of the tables that are managed by an external catalog and are stored in Apache Hive™, Apache Iceberg, Apache Hudi, or Delta Lake.

Syntax

SHOW CREATE TABLE [db_name.]table_name

Parameters

ParameterRequiredDescription
db_nameNoThe database name. If this parameter is not specified, the CREATE TABLE statement of a given table in your current database is returned by default.
table_nameYesThe table name.

Output

+-----------+----------------+
| Table     | Create Table   |                                               
+-----------+----------------+

The following table describes the parameters returned by this statement.

ParameterDescription
TableThe table name.
Create TableThe CREATE TABLE statement of the table.

Examples

Create a table named example_table.

CREATE TABLE example_table
(
    k1 TINYINT,
    k2 DECIMAL(10, 2) DEFAULT "10.5",
    v1 CHAR(10) REPLACE,
    v2 INT SUM
)
ENGINE = olap
AGGREGATE KEY(k1, k2)
COMMENT "my first starrocks table"
DISTRIBUTED BY HASH(k1) BUCKETS 10;

Display the CREATE TABLE statement of example_table.

SHOW CREATE TABLE example_db.example_table;

+---------------+--------------------------------------------------------+
| Table         | Create Table                                           |
+---------------+--------------------------------------------------------+
| example_table | CREATE TABLE `example_table` (
  `k1` tinyint(4) NULL COMMENT "",
  `k2` decimal64(10, 2) NULL DEFAULT "10.5" COMMENT "",
  `v1` char(10) REPLACE NULL COMMENT "",
  `v2` int(11) SUM NULL COMMENT ""
) ENGINE=OLAP 
AGGREGATE KEY(`k1`, `k2`)
COMMENT "my first starrocks table"
DISTRIBUTED BY HASH(`k1`) BUCKETS 10 
PROPERTIES (
"replication_num" = "3",
"storage_format" = "DEFAULT",
"enable_persistent_index" = "false"
); |
+---------------+----------------------------------------------------------+