List tables with most foreign keys in Snowflake

Query below lists tables with their number of foreign keys and number of tables they refer to.

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select fk_tco.table_schema || '.' || fk_tco.table_name as "TABLE",
      count(*) as foreign_keys,
      count(distinct pk_tco.table_name) as referenced_tables
from information_schema.referential_constraints rco
join information_schema.table_constraints fk_tco 
     on rco.constraint_name = fk_tco.constraint_name
     and rco.constraint_schema = fk_tco.table_schema
join information_schema.table_constraints pk_tco
     on rco.unique_constraint_name = pk_tco.constraint_name
     and rco.unique_constraint_schema = pk_tco.table_schema
group by "TABLE"
order by count(*) desc;


  • table - table name preceded by schema name
  • foreign_keys - number of references (FKs)
  • referenced_tables - number of referenced tables. This may be other value than number of references, because multiple FKs can refer to one table


  • One row represents one table
  • Scope of rows: tables that reference other tables
  • Ordered by number of foreign keys descending

Sample results

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