CQL shell commands

The CQL shell (cqlsh utility) commands.

In cqlsh, type help to list all available topics. Type help name to find out more about the name command. For example, help CAPTURE or help ALTER_KEYSPACE.

Important: The CQL shell commands described in this section work only within the cqlsh shell and are not accessible from drivers. CQL shell uses native protocol and the DataStax python driver to execute CQL commands on the connected host. For configuration information, see the cassandra.yaml file.