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DbSchema | How to Show Tables in PostgreSQL

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In this article, you are going to see how simple it is to show all tables from PostgreSQL.

1.Using psql

In this article, we will go over 3 ways to list tables from a PostgreSQL database:

1.List tables from a specific database

To list all available databases from PostgreSQL, execute the next command:


Then, select the database:

 \c database_name

To list all the tables execute:



2.List tables from all schemas

To show tables from all available schemas, execute the next command:

\dt *.*

3.List tables from a specific schema

To show only tables from a specific schema, execute:

\dt schema_name.*

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2.Using SQL Query

To show all tables:

SELECT * FROM pg_catalog.pg_tables;

To show only tables from a specific schema, use WHERE function as it follows:

SELECT * FROM pg_catalog.pg_tables WHERE schemaname='schema_name'

Replace ‘schema_name’ with the name of the schema you want.

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