wp db tables

Lists the database tables.

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Defaults to all tables registered to the $wpdb database handler.


List tables based on wildcard search, e.g. ‘wp_*_options’ or ‘wp_post?’.
Can be all, global, ms_global, blog, or old tables. Defaults to all.
List all the tables in a multisite install.
List all tables that match the table prefix even if not registered on $wpdb. Overrides –network.
List all tables in the database, regardless of the prefix, and even if not registered on $wpdb. Overrides –all-tables-with-prefix.
Render output in a particular format. -– default: list options: – list – csv -–


# List tables for a single site, without shared tables like 'wp_users'
$ wp db tables --scope=blog --url=sub.example.com

# Export only tables for a single site
$ wp db export --tables=$(wp db tables --url=sub.example.com --format=csv)
Success: Exported to wordpress_dbase.sql

Global Parameters

These global parameters have the same behavior across all commands and affect how WP-CLI interacts with WordPress.
Argument Description
--path=<path> Path to the WordPress files.
--url=<url> Pretend request came from given URL. In multisite, this argument is how the target site is specified.
--ssh=[<scheme>:][<user>@]<host\|container>[:<port>][<path>] Perform operation against a remote server over SSH (or a container using scheme of “docker”, “docker-compose”, “docker-compose-run”, “vagrant”).
--http=<http> Perform operation against a remote WordPress installation over HTTP.
--user=<id\|login\|email> Set the WordPress user.
--skip-plugins[=<plugins>] Skip loading all plugins, or a comma-separated list of plugins. Note: mu-plugins are still loaded.
--skip-themes[=<themes>] Skip loading all themes, or a comma-separated list of themes.
--skip-packages Skip loading all installed packages.
--require=<path> Load PHP file before running the command (may be used more than once).
--exec=<php-code> Execute PHP code before running the command (may be used more than once).
--context=<context> Load WordPress in a given context.
--[no-]color Whether to colorize the output.
--debug[=<group>] Show all PHP errors and add verbosity to WP-CLI output. Built-in groups include: bootstrap, commandfactory, and help.
--prompt[=<assoc>] Prompt the user to enter values for all command arguments, or a subset specified as comma-separated values.
--quiet Suppress informational messages.

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