CQL for Cassandra 2.0

USE

Connect the client session to a keyspace.

Synopsis

USE keyspace_name

Synopsis Legend

  • Uppercase means literal
  • Lowercase means not literal
  • Italics mean optional
  • The pipe (|) symbol means OR or AND/OR
  • Ellipsis (...) means repeatable
  • Orange ( and ) means not literal, indicates scope

A semicolon that terminates CQL statements is not included in the synopsis.

Description

A USE statement identifies the keyspace that contains the tables to query for the current client session. All subsequent operations on tables and indexes are in the context of the named keyspace, unless otherwise specified or until the client connection is terminated or another USE statement is issued.

To use a case-sensitive keyspace, enclose the keyspace name in double quotation marks.

Example

USE PortfolioDemo;

Continuing with the example of checking created keyspaces :

USE "Excalibur";
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