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