How to see table definition statements in MySQL?

Use the command described in the tutorial to find complete CREATE TABLE SQLs for MySQL tables.

Execute the command below from any MySQL client.

SHOW CREATE TABLE <table name>;

Replace <table name> with your table name

A much faster and simpler approach of doing the same thing requires MySQL Query Browser. From Query browser, right click on the table name and click on 'Copy CREATE statement to Clipboard' OR Ctrl-C. The CREATE table statement will be copied to your clipboard from where you can paste it wherever you want.

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