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13.7.7 SHOW Statements

13.7.7.1 SHOW BINARY LOGS Statement
13.7.7.2 SHOW BINLOG EVENTS Statement
13.7.7.3 SHOW CHARACTER SET Statement
13.7.7.4 SHOW COLLATION Statement
13.7.7.5 SHOW COLUMNS Statement
13.7.7.6 SHOW CREATE DATABASE Statement
13.7.7.7 SHOW CREATE EVENT Statement
13.7.7.8 SHOW CREATE FUNCTION Statement
13.7.7.9 SHOW CREATE PROCEDURE Statement
13.7.7.10 SHOW CREATE TABLE Statement
13.7.7.11 SHOW CREATE TRIGGER Statement
13.7.7.12 SHOW CREATE USER Statement
13.7.7.13 SHOW CREATE VIEW Statement
13.7.7.14 SHOW DATABASES Statement
13.7.7.15 SHOW ENGINE Statement
13.7.7.16 SHOW ENGINES Statement
13.7.7.17 SHOW ERRORS Statement
13.7.7.18 SHOW EVENTS Statement
13.7.7.19 SHOW FUNCTION CODE Statement
13.7.7.20 SHOW FUNCTION STATUS Statement
13.7.7.21 SHOW GRANTS Statement
13.7.7.22 SHOW INDEX Statement
13.7.7.23 SHOW MASTER STATUS Statement
13.7.7.24 SHOW OPEN TABLES Statement
13.7.7.25 SHOW PLUGINS Statement
13.7.7.26 SHOW PRIVILEGES Statement
13.7.7.27 SHOW PROCEDURE CODE Statement
13.7.7.28 SHOW PROCEDURE STATUS Statement
13.7.7.29 SHOW PROCESSLIST Statement
13.7.7.30 SHOW PROFILE Statement
13.7.7.31 SHOW PROFILES Statement
13.7.7.32 SHOW RELAYLOG EVENTS Statement
13.7.7.33 SHOW REPLICAS | SHOW SLAVE HOSTS Statement
13.7.7.34 SHOW SLAVE HOSTS | SHOW REPLICAS Statement
13.7.7.35 SHOW REPLICA | SLAVE STATUS Statement
13.7.7.36 SHOW SLAVE | REPLICA STATUS Statement
13.7.7.37 SHOW STATUS Statement
13.7.7.38 SHOW TABLE STATUS Statement
13.7.7.39 SHOW TABLES Statement
13.7.7.40 SHOW TRIGGERS Statement
13.7.7.41 SHOW VARIABLES Statement
13.7.7.42 SHOW WARNINGS Statement

SHOW has many forms that provide information about databases, tables, columns, or status information about the server. This section describes those following:

SHOW {BINARY | MASTER} LOGS
SHOW BINLOG EVENTS [IN 'log_name'] [FROM pos] [LIMIT [offset,] row_count]
SHOW CHARACTER SET [like_or_where]
SHOW COLLATION [like_or_where]
SHOW [FULL] COLUMNS FROM tbl_name [FROM db_name] [like_or_where]
SHOW CREATE DATABASE db_name
SHOW CREATE EVENT event_name
SHOW CREATE FUNCTION func_name
SHOW CREATE PROCEDURE proc_name
SHOW CREATE TABLE tbl_name
SHOW CREATE TRIGGER trigger_name
SHOW CREATE VIEW view_name
SHOW DATABASES [like_or_where]
SHOW ENGINE engine_name {STATUS | MUTEX}
SHOW [STORAGE] ENGINES
SHOW ERRORS [LIMIT [offset,] row_count]
SHOW EVENTS
SHOW FUNCTION CODE func_name
SHOW FUNCTION STATUS [like_or_where]
SHOW GRANTS FOR user
SHOW INDEX FROM tbl_name [FROM db_name]
SHOW MASTER STATUS
SHOW OPEN TABLES [FROM db_name] [like_or_where]
SHOW PLUGINS
SHOW PROCEDURE CODE proc_name
SHOW PROCEDURE STATUS [like_or_where]
SHOW PRIVILEGES
SHOW [FULL] PROCESSLIST
SHOW PROFILE [types] [FOR QUERY n] [OFFSET n] [LIMIT n]
SHOW PROFILES
SHOW RELAYLOG EVENTS [IN 'log_name'] [FROM pos] [LIMIT [offset,] row_count]
SHOW {REPLICAS | SLAVE HOSTS}
SHOW {REPLICA | SLAVE} STATUS [FOR CHANNEL channel]
SHOW [GLOBAL | SESSION] STATUS [like_or_where]
SHOW TABLE STATUS [FROM db_name] [like_or_where]
SHOW [FULL] TABLES [FROM db_name] [like_or_where]
SHOW TRIGGERS [FROM db_name] [like_or_where]
SHOW [GLOBAL | SESSION] VARIABLES [like_or_where]
SHOW WARNINGS [LIMIT [offset,] row_count]

like_or_where: {
    LIKE 'pattern'
  | WHERE expr
}

If the syntax for a given SHOW statement includes a LIKE 'pattern' part, 'pattern' is a string that can contain the SQL % and _ wildcard characters. The pattern is useful for restricting statement output to matching values.

Several SHOW statements also accept a WHERE clause that provides more flexibility in specifying which rows to display. See Section 25.55, “Extensions to SHOW Statements”.

Many MySQL APIs (such as PHP) enable you to treat the result returned from a SHOW statement as you would a result set from a SELECT; see Chapter 28, Connectors and APIs, or your API documentation for more information. In addition, you can work in SQL with results from queries on tables in the INFORMATION_SCHEMA database, which you cannot easily do with results from SHOW statements. See Chapter 25, INFORMATION_SCHEMA Tables.