Catalog explorer #

Access the user interface to manage and explore catalogs from the Catalogs item in the main navigation. Explore the nested schemas, tables, and columns of a catalog without running a cluster with catalog explorer.

Catalog explorer allows users to browse through the metadata of a catalog to view schemas, tables, views, and columns. You can see which schema and tables exist and what columns and data they contain to create queries using the information you discover.

From the catalogs list, you can select a catalog name to open the explorer page for that specific catalog:

catalog explorer

Catalog explorer pane #

Use the catalog explorer pane on the left to explore the schemas, tables, and columns of a catalog.

catalog explorer pane

The catalog explorer pane shows an expandable, hierarchical view with the following symbols:

catalogs
schemas
tables
views
columns

To expand an element, click its > expanded arrow. To collapse an element, click its v collapsed arrow.

Click a catalog’s name to collapse all schemas under it. Similarly, click a schema to collapse all tables under it, and click a table to collapse its column list.

Catalog level #

The first level of catalog explorer is the catalog level. It contains a number of pages that relate to a catalog:

Schemas level #

The second level of catalog explorer is the schemas level. It contains a number of pages that relate to a schema:

Tables level #

The third level of catalog explorer is the tables level. It contains a number of pages that relate to a table: