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PostgreSQL Reference Manual - Volume 2 - Programming Guide
by The PostgreSQL Global Development Group
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4.41 tables

The view tables contains all tables and views defined in the current database. Only those tables and views are shown that the current user has access to (by way of being the owner or having some privilege).

4-39: tables Columns
Name Data Type Description
table_catalog sql_identifier Name of the database that contains the table (always the current database)
table_schema sql_identifier Name of the schema that contains the table
table_name sql_identifier Name of the table
table_type character_data Type of the table: BASE TABLE for a persistent base table (the normal table type), VIEW for a view, or LOCAL TEMPORARY for a temporary table
self_referencing_column_name sql_identifier Applies to a feature not available in PostgreSQL
reference_generation character_data Applies to a feature not available in PostgreSQL
user_defined_type_catalog sql_identifier Applies to a feature not available in PostgreSQL
user_defined_type_schema sql_identifier Applies to a feature not available in PostgreSQL
user_defined_type_name sql_identifier Applies to a feature not available in PostgreSQL
is_insertable_into character_data YES if the table is insertable into, NO if not (Base tables are always insertable into, views not necessarily.)
is_typed character_data Applies to a feature not available in PostgreSQL
commit_action character_data If the table is a temporary table, then PRESERVE, else null. (The SQL standard defines other commit actions for temporary tables, which are not supported by PostgreSQL.)
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