How can I clone/duplicate the table along with its data, trigger and indexes?

MySQLMySQLi Database

For creating a new table just like old one along with its data, trigger, and indexes, we need to run following two queries

CREATE TABLE new_table LIKE old_table;
INSERT new_table SELECT * from old_table;

Example

mysql> Create table employee(ID INT PRIMARY KEY NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, NAME VARCHAR(20));
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.21 sec)

mysql> Describe employee;
+-------+-------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+
| Field | Type        | Null | Key | Default | Extra          |
+-------+-------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+
| ID    | int(11)     | NO   | PRI | NULL    | auto_increment |
| NAME  | varchar(20) | YES  |     | NULL    |                |
+-------+-------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+
2 rows in set (0.07 sec)

mysql> Insert into employee(name) values('Gaurav'),('Raman');
Query OK, 2 rows affected (0.07 sec)
Records: 2 Duplicates: 0 Warnings: 0

mysql> Select * from employee;
+----+--------+
| ID | NAME   |
+----+--------+
| 1  | Gaurav |
| 2  | Raman  |
+----+--------+
2 rows in set (0.00 sec)

The query below will create the table employee1 having a similar structure as table employee. It can be checked by running the DESCRIBE query.

mysql> create table employee1 like employee;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.19 sec)

mysql> describe employee1;
+-------+-------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+
| Field | Type        | Null | Key | Default | Extra          |
+-------+-------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+
| ID    | int(11)     | NO   | PRI | NULL    | auto_increment |
| NAME  | varchar(20) | YES  |     | NULL    |                |
+-------+-------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+
2 rows in set (0.14 sec)

Now the query below will insert same values into employee1 as in employee which can be checked as below

mysql> INSERT INTO employee1 select * from employee;
Query OK, 2 rows affected (0.09 sec)
Records: 2 Duplicates: 0 Warnings: 0

mysql> select * from employee1;
+----+--------+
| ID | NAME   |
+----+--------+
| 1  | Gaurav |
| 2  | Raman  |
+----+--------+
2 rows in set (0.00 sec)

In this way, we can make the clone of the table along with its data, triggers, and indexes too.

raja
Published on 19-Feb-2018 09:58:20
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