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Use SVV_EXTERNAL_DATABASES to view details for external databases.

SVV_EXTERNAL_DATABASES is visible to all users. Superusers can see all rows; regular users can see only their own data. For more information, see Visibility of data in system tables and views.

Table columns

Column name Data type Description
eskind integer The type of the external catalog for the database; 1 indicates a data catalog, 2 indicates a Hive metastore.
esoptions text Details of the catalog where the database resides.
databasename text The name of the database in the external catalog.
location text The location of the database.
parameters text Database parameters.