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Describe Database — GET ddl/database/:db

Description

Describe a database. (Note: This resource has a "format=extended" parameter however the output structure does not change if it is used.)

URL

http://www.myserver.com/templeton/v1/ddl/database/:db

Parameters

Name

Description

Required?

Default

:db

The database name

Required

None

The standard parameters are also supported.

Results

Name

Description

location

The database location

params

The database parameters

comment

The database comment

database

The database name

Example

Curl Command

% curl -s 'http://localhost:50111/templeton/v1/ddl/database/newdb?user.name=ctdean'

JSON Output

{
 "location":"hdfs://localhost:9000/warehouse/newdb.db",
 "params":"{a=b}",
 "comment":"Hello there",
 "database":"newdb"
}

JSON Output (error)

{
  "error": "No such database: newdb",
  "errorCode": 404
}


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