SHOW TABLES

Synopsis:

SHOW TABLES
    [INCLUDE FROZEN]?   
    [table identifier | 
    [LIKE pattern ]]?   

Whether or not to include frozen indices

single table identifier or double quoted es multi index

SQL LIKE pattern

See index patterns for more information about patterns.

Description: List the tables available to the current user and their type.

SHOW TABLES;

     name      |     type      |     kind
---------------+---------------+---------------
emp            |BASE TABLE     |INDEX
employees      |VIEW           |ALIAS
library        |BASE TABLE     |INDEX

Match multiple indices by using Elasticsearch multi index syntax notation:

SHOW TABLES "*,-l*";

     name      |     type      |     kind
---------------+---------------+---------------
emp            |BASE TABLE     |INDEX
employees      |VIEW           |ALIAS

One can also use the LIKE clause to restrict the list of names to the given pattern.

The pattern can be an exact match:

SHOW TABLES LIKE 'emp';

     name      |     type      |     kind
---------------+---------------+---------------
emp            |BASE TABLE     |INDEX

Multiple chars:

SHOW TABLES LIKE 'emp%';

     name      |     type      |     kind
---------------+---------------+---------------
emp            |BASE TABLE     |INDEX
employees      |VIEW           |ALIAS

A single char:

SHOW TABLES LIKE 'em_';

     name      |     type      |     kind
---------------+---------------+---------------
emp            |BASE TABLE     |INDEX

Or a mixture of single and multiple chars:

SHOW TABLES LIKE '%em_';

     name      |     type      |     kind
---------------+---------------+---------------
emp            |BASE TABLE     |INDEX