Sqoop - List Tables


This chapter describes how to list out the tables of a particular database in MySQL database server using Sqoop. Sqoop list-tables tool parses and executes the ‘SHOW TABLES’ query against a particular database. Thereafter, it lists out the present tables in a database.


The following syntax is used for Sqoop list-tables command.

$ sqoop list-tables (generic-args) (list-tables-args) 
$ sqoop-list-tables (generic-args) (list-tables-args)

Sample Query

The following command is used to list all the tables in the userdb database of MySQL database server.

$ sqoop list-tables \
--connect jdbc:mysql://localhost/userdb \
--username root

If the command is executes successfully, then it will display the list of tables in the userdb database as follows.

13/05/31 16:45:58 INFO manager.MySQLManager: Preparing to use a MySQL streaming resultset.


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