SCHEMA( )

This MySQL function returns the name of the database currently in use for the session.

Syntax

Below is the syntax for this command. Text within square brackets (i.e, [ and ] ) are optional. Choices are separated by bars (i.e, | ). Ellipses preceded by a comma indicates a repeating pattern. Ellipses before or after syntax are used to highlight a relevant except from the larger syntax. Text displayed in italic letters represent text that should be replaced with the specific names related to the database (e.g., column with the name of the column).

SCHEMA( )

Explanation

This function returns the name of the database currently in use for the session. There are no arguments. If no database has been set to be the default, it returns NULL.

Examples

SELECT DATABASE( );

+--------------------+
| DATABASE( )        |
+--------------------+
| company_database   |
+--------------------+

Introduced in version 5.0.2 of MySQL, SCHEMA( ) is a synonym for DATABASE( ).