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SHOW DATABASES

This statement shows a list of databases that the current user has privileges to. Databases which the current user does not have access to will appear hidden from the list. The information_schema database always appears first in the list of databases.

SHOW SCHEMAS is an alias of this statement.

Synopsis

ShowDatabasesStmt:

ShowDatabasesStmt

ShowLikeOrWhereOpt:

ShowLikeOrWhereOpt

Examples

mysql> SHOW DATABASES;
+--------------------+
| Database           |
+--------------------+
| INFORMATION_SCHEMA |
| PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA |
| mysql              |
| test               |
+--------------------+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> CREATE DATABASE mynewdb;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.10 sec)

mysql> SHOW DATABASES;
+--------------------+
| Database           |
+--------------------+
| INFORMATION_SCHEMA |
| PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA |
| mynewdb            |
| mysql              |
| test               |
+--------------------+
5 rows in set (0.00 sec)

MySQL compatibility

This statement is understood to be fully compatible with MySQL. Any compatibility differences should be reported via an issue on GitHub.

See also

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