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From Alan Gates <>
Subject Re: Meta data tables - Hive
Date Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:07:03 GMT
Hive does not have a traditional SQL information schema.  Instead it uses MySQL style show/describe.
 So it has show tables, etc.  See


On Apr 21, 2014, at 7:10 AM, Ravi Prasad <> wrote:

> Hi all,
>   In Hive do we have any meta data tables where I can see all the table's  / view's /
Indexes  information.
> For example,  in Oracle,   we have USER_TABLES  meta data table  to know about all the
tables available in the user.
> USER_VIEWS to know about all the view information available in the user.
> Like this , do we have any meta data tables ( data dictionary tables)  avilable in Hive
to know about the  Hive tables / views information.
> -- 
> Regards,

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