List all columns in specific table in Snowflake

Query below returns a list of all columns in a specific table in Snowflake database.


select ordinal_position as position,
       case when character_maximum_length is not null
            then character_maximum_length
            else numeric_precision end as max_length,
       column_default as default_value
from information_schema.columns
where table_schema ilike 'schema' -- put your schema name here
       and table_name ilike 'table'  -- put your table name here
order by ordinal_position;


  • position - column position in table, starting at 1
  • column_name - name of the column
  • data_type - data type of the column
  • max_length - data type max length
  • is_nullable - if column is nullable then YES, else NO
  • column_default - default value of the column


  • One row represents a single column
  • Scope of rows: represent all columns in a named table
  • Ordered by column's ordinal position

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