Exists a Table

Existence of Table using HBase Shell

You can verify the existence of a table using the exists command. The following example shows how to use this command.

hbase> exists 'emp'
Table emp does exist

0 row(s) in 0.0750 seconds

hbase(main):015:0> exists 'student'
Table student does not exist

0 row(s) in 0.0480 seconds
Verifying the Existence of Table Using Java API
import java.io.IOException;

import org.apache.hadoop.hbase.HBaseConfiguration;
import org.apache.hadoop.conf.Configuration;
import org.apache.hadoop.hbase.client.HBaseAdmin;

 * @author ashok.mariyala
public class TableExists{

   public static void main(String args[])throws IOException{

      // Instantiating configuration class
      Configuration conf = HBaseConfiguration.create();

      // Instantiating HBaseAdmin class
      HBaseAdmin admin = new HBaseAdmin(conf);

      // Verifying the existance of the table
      boolean bool = admin.tableExists("emp");
      System.out.println( bool);
Exists a Table
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