DbSchema Database Designer

DbSchema | 3 ways to List All Schemas from PostgreSQL

Publish on DbSchema Blog >>>

1.Using SQL Syntax

There are two ways in which you can use the SQL Synthax to list all schemas from PostgreSQL.

Using the (ANSI) standard INFORMATION_SCHEMA:

 SELECT schema_name
 FROM information_schema.schemata;

Another option is

SELECT nspname
FROM pg_catalog.pg_namespace;

2.Using psql

In psql all schemas can be listed by executing the next command:


You can find a cheat sheet of the important commands in psql here

3.Using DbSchema

DbSchema is a PostgreSQL client and visual designer. DbSchema can be downloaded for free. No registration is required.

In DbSchema you don’t have to run any query to see the full list of your PostgreSQL database. The tables are shown in the left menu. From there, you can drag them to the layout to edit or browse.

dbschema show tables

DbSchema includes further features, which allows to:

  • Design the schema in team and deploy the schema on multiple databases
  • Export HTML5 database documentation
  • Visually explore the database data
  • Build queries using the mouse
  • Query editor
  • Random data generator
  • Data loader

Visually Manage Databases using DbSchema

DbSchema is a databases client and visual designer. DbSchema has a free Community Edition, which can be downloaded here.
DbSchema main features include:

DbSchema Designer alt >

Interactive Diagrams

Design tables, column and foreign keys directly in diagrams, by double-clicking them. Changes will be saved to the design model and, if DbSchema is connected to the database also into the database. More.

Connection Dialog alt >

Simple Connection Dialog

Choose the database location, the user and password, and simply get connected. Choose 'Edit Manually' into the JDBC URL combo to enter a custom URL. More.

Relational Data Explorer alt >

Relational Data Explorer

Explore data from multiple tables simultaneously, using foreign keys or virtual foreign keys. Double-click cells to edit the data. More.

Query Builder alt >

Query Builder

Create SQL Queries featuring JOINS, GROUP BY, ORDER BY just using the mouse. More.

SQL Query Editor alt >

SQL Query Editor

Edit and execute SQL Queries. The editor is autocompletion-enabled. More.

Schema Synchronization alt >

Design Schema in Team & Schema Deployment

DbSchema is using the design model, a copy of the schema structure, independent of the database.
The design model can be saved to file and shared in a team.
Connecting to another database you may compare the design model with the database, commit the differences or merge them in the design model. More.

Dark Theme alt >

Dark Theme

Configurable styles & dark theme. More.

Many features are available in the free Community edition.
The Pro edition adds capabilities to save the design to the model file, design schema in team and deploy the schema on multiple databases.

DbSchema can be downloaded for free. No registration is required.