List all columns in specific table in Vertica database

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


select table_schema,
       ordinal_position as col_no,
       data_type_length as length,
       character_maximum_length as char_length,
       case when numeric_precision is null
            then datetime_precision
            else numeric_precision end as precision,
       numeric_scale as scale,
from v_catalog.columns
where table_name = 'table_name' -- put table name here
            -- and table_schema = 'schema_name'
order by table_schema,


  • table_schema - schema name
  • table_name - table name
  • col_no - number of column in the table
  • column_name - name of column
  • data_type - column data type
  • length - data type max length
  • char_length - character datatype maximum length in characters
  • precision - for numeric data type numeric precision and for timestamp data type time precision
  • scale - numeric scale
  • is_nullable - indicate if column can be null or not


  • One row represents one column
  • Scope of rows: all columns in provided table
  • Ordered by schema name, table name, column position in table

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