Provides high-level details about the connected cluster or definitions of all objects in the cluster.

Outputs cluster information including cluster name, partitioner, and snitch and for non-system keyspaces, the endpoint-range ownership information is also shown. Shows definition for all objects in the entire cluster.


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.
Note: On Linux systems object names, such as keyspace names, table names, and so forth are case sensitive. By default, CQL converts names to lowercase unless enclosed in double quotes.
Outputs information for all objects in the cluster in CQL executable format.
Outputs general information, such as cluster and partitioner name.


Show high-level details for a single node test cluster:

Cluster: Test Cluster
Partitioner: Murmur3Partitioner