DESCRIBE SEARCH INDEX 

Provides the definition of specified search index in XML format.

Provides the definition of specified search index in XML format.
Restriction: Command available only on DSE Search nodes. Running search index management commands on a large datasets may take longer than the CQLSH default timeout of 10 minutes, increase the CQLSH client timeout as required.

Synopsis 

DESCRIBE (PENDING|ACTIVE) SEARCH INDEX (SCHEMA|CONFIG)
ON [keyspace_name.]table_name
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Syntax conventions Description
UPPERCASE Literal keyword.
Lowercase Not literal.
Italics Variable value. Replace with a user-defined value.
[] Optional. Square brackets ( [] ) surround optional command arguments. Do not type the square brackets.
( ) Group. Parentheses ( ( ) ) identify a group to choose from. Do not type the parentheses.
| Or. A vertical bar ( | ) separates alternative elements. Type any one of the elements. Do not type the vertical bar.
... Repeatable. An ellipsis ( ... ) indicates that you can repeat the syntax element as often as required.
'Literal string' Single quotation ( ' ) marks must surround literal strings in CQL statements. Use single quotation marks to preserve upper case.
{ key : value } Map collection. Braces ( { } ) enclose map collections or key value pairs. A colon separates the key and the value.
<datatype1,datatype2> Set, list, map, or tuple. Angle brackets ( < > ) enclose data types in a set, list, map, or tuple. Separate the data types with a comma.
cql_statement; End CQL statement. A semicolon ( ; ) terminates all CQL statements.
[--] Separate the command line options from the command arguments with two hyphens ( -- ). This syntax is useful when arguments might be mistaken for command line options.
' <schema> ... </schema> ' Search CQL only: Single quotation marks ( ' ) surround an entire XML schema declaration.
@xml_entity='xml_entity_type' Search CQL only: Identify the entity and literal value to overwrite the XML element in the schema and solrConfig files.

EBNF 

EBNF syntax:
describeSearchIndex ::= 'DESCRIBE' ('PENDING' | 'ACTIVE') 'SEARCH' 'INDEX’
                        'ON' tableName
tableName           ::= (keyspace '.')? Table

Railroad diagram:

describeSearchIndex
Image shows a railroad diagram for the DESCRIBE SEARCH INDEX search CQL command

tableName
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ACTIVE 

Index configuration resources that are currently applied.

PENDING 

Index configuration resources that pending but not yet applied.

SCHEMA 

Describe the fields to index in Solr and types associated with them. These fields map to database columns.

CONFIG 

Describe the configuration information for the index.

Examples 

Show the active index config for wiki.solr:
cqlsh> DESCRIBE ACTIVE SEARCH INDEX CONFIG ON wiki.solr;
The results are in XML:
/*
<field indexed="true" multiValued="false" name="b" stored="true" type="TextField"/>
<field docValues="false" indexed="true" multiValued="false" name="b_s" stored="false" type="StrField"/>
<copyField dest="b_s" source="b"/>
*/
Show the pending index schema for wiki.solr:
DESCRIBE PENDING SEARCH INDEX SCHEMA ON wiki.solr;