DATABASES View

This Information Schema view displays a row for each database defined in your account.

Note

This view uses Snowflake terminology of “database” whereas all the other Information Schema views use the standard INFORMATION_SCHEMA terminology of “catalog”. The two terms have the same meaning.

Columns

Column Name

Data Type

Description

DATABASE_NAME

TEXT

Name of the database

DATABASE_OWNER

TEXT

Name of the role that owns the schema

IS_TRANSIENT

TEXT

Whether this is a transient database

COMMENT

TEXT

Comment for this database

CREATED

TIMESTAMP_LTZ

Creation time of the database

LAST_ALTERED

TIMESTAMP_LTZ

Last altered time of the database

RETENTION_TIME

NUMBER

Number of days that historical data is retained for Time Travel

Usage Notes

  • The view only displays objects for which the current role for the session has been granted access privileges. The view does not honor the MANAGE GRANTS privilege and consequently may show less information compared to a SHOW command when both are executed by a user who holds the MANAGE GRANTS privilege.

  • This view contains all of the databases in the account (regardless of the database’s INFORMATION_SCHEMA used to query the view).