# SHOW TABLES

### Description

The SHOW TABLES statement returns all the tables for an optionally specified database. Additionally, the output of this statement may be filtered by an optional matching pattern. If no database is specified then the tables are returned from the current database.

### Parameters

{FROM|IN} database_name
Specifies the database name from which tables are listed.
LIKE regex_pattern
Specifies the regular expression pattern that is used to filter out unwanted tables.
• Except for * and | character, the pattern works like a regex.
• * alone matches 0 or more characters and | is used to separate multiple different regexes, any of which can match.
• The leading and trailing blanks are trimmed in the input pattern before processing.