Find tables with names that contain a specific prefix in MySQL database

The queries below find tables whose names start with a specific prefix, e.g. tables with names starting with 'cu'.

Query

select table_schema as database_name,
    table_name
from information_schema.tables
where table_type = 'BASE TABLE'
    and table_name like 'cu%'
order by table_schema,
     table_name;

Columns

  • database_name - name of the database (schema) where the table was found
  • table_name - name of the table found

Rows

  • One row: represents a table
  • Scope of rows: all found tables
  • Ordered by: database (schema) name, table name

Sample results

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