24th September 2020: PostgreSQL 13 Released!
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36.50. tables

The view tables contains all tables and views defined in the current database. Only those tables and views are shown that the current user has access to (by way of being the owner or having some privilege).

Table 36.48. tables Columns

Column Type

Description

table_catalog sql_identifier

Name of the database that contains the table (always the current database)

table_schema sql_identifier

Name of the schema that contains the table

table_name sql_identifier

Name of the table

table_type character_data

Type of the table: BASE TABLE for a persistent base table (the normal table type), VIEW for a view, FOREIGN for a foreign table, or LOCAL TEMPORARY for a temporary table

self_referencing_column_name sql_identifier

Applies to a feature not available in PostgreSQL

reference_generation character_data

Applies to a feature not available in PostgreSQL

user_defined_type_catalog sql_identifier

If the table is a typed table, the name of the database that contains the underlying data type (always the current database), else null.

user_defined_type_schema sql_identifier

If the table is a typed table, the name of the schema that contains the underlying data type, else null.

user_defined_type_name sql_identifier

If the table is a typed table, the name of the underlying data type, else null.

is_insertable_into yes_or_no

YES if the table is insertable into, NO if not (Base tables are always insertable into, views not necessarily.)

is_typed yes_or_no

YES if the table is a typed table, NO if not

commit_action character_data

Not yet implemented


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