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====== DESCRIBE Statement ====== DESCRIBE statement allows you to print a metadata information for the specified database object. **Syntax**: <code language=sql> DESCRIBE | DESC [TABLE] table_name </code> **Example**: Describe //src// table in Hive: <code language=sql> desc src; -- key string default value string default </code> **Compatibility:** Oracle, IBM DB2, Hive, MySQL, MariaDB. **Version:** HPL/SQL 0.3.17