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list_collections()

This operation lists all existing collections.

Request syntax

list_collections(**kwargs) -> Name

PARAMETERS:

  • kwargs -

    • timeout (float | None) -

      The timeout duration for this operation.

      Setting this to None indicates that this operation timeouts when any response returns or error occurs.

RETURN TYPE:

list

RETURNS:

A list of collection names.

EXCEPTIONS:

  • MilvusException

    This exception will be raised when any error occurs during this operation.

Examples

from pymilvus import MilvusClient

# 1. Create a milvus client
client = MilvusClient(
    uri="http://localhost:19530",
    token="root:Milvus"
)

# 2. Create a collection
client.create_collection(collection_name="test_collection", dimension=5)

# 3. List collections
client.list_collections() 

# ['test_collection']

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