List tables

Use the SHOW TABLES SQL statement or the SHOW MEASUREMENTS InfluxQL statement to list tables in a database.

With InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated, tables and measurements are synonymous.


List tables with the influxctl CLI

To list tables using the influxctl CLI, use the influxctl query command to pass the SHOW TABLES SQL statement.

The influxctl query command only supports SQL queries; not InfluxQL.

Provide the following with your command:

  • Database token: Database token with read permissions on the queried database. Uses the token setting from the influxctl connection profile or the --token command flag.
  • Database name: Name of the database to query. Uses the database setting from the influxctl connection profile or the --database command flag.
  • SQL query: SQL query with the SHOW TABLES statement.
influxctl query \

Replace the following:

  • DATABASE_TOKEN: Database token with read access to the queried database
  • DATABASE_NAME: Name of the database to query

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The future of Flux

Flux is going into maintenance mode. You can continue using it as you currently are without any changes to your code.

Flux is going into maintenance mode and will not be supported in InfluxDB 3.0. This was a decision based on the broad demand for SQL and the continued growth and adoption of InfluxQL. We are continuing to support Flux for users in 1.x and 2.x so you can continue using it with no changes to your code. If you are interested in transitioning to InfluxDB 3.0 and want to future-proof your code, we suggest using InfluxQL.

For information about the future of Flux, see the following: