Generate table DDL via a query on MySQL and SQL Server?

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The DDL stands for Data Definition Language. To generate the table DDL via query, you can use show create command.

The syntax is as follows

SHOW CREATE TABLE yourTableName;

The above syntax is MySQL specific. Suppose, we have a table with the name ‘DDLOfTableStudent’.

First, create a table with the name ‘DDLOfTableStudent’. The query to create a table is as follows

mysql> create table DDLOfTableStudent
   -> (
   -> StudentId int,
   -> StudentFirstName varchar(100),
   -> StudentLastName varchar(100),
   -> StudentAddress varchar(200),
   -> StudentAge int,
   -> StudentMarks int
   -> );
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.84 sec)

Use the above syntax to know the DDL of a table. The query is as follows

mysql> SHOW CREATE TABLE DDLOfTableStudent;

The following is the output displaying the DDL

+-------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Table             | Create Table                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   |
+-------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| DDLOfTableStudent | CREATE TABLE `ddloftablestudent` (`StudentId` int(11) DEFAULT NULL,`StudentFirstName` varchar(100) DEFAULT NULL,`StudentLastName` varchar(100) DEFAULT NULL,`StudentAddress` varchar(200) DEFAULT NULL,`StudentAge` int(11) DEFAULT NULL,`StudentMarks` int(11) DEFAULT NULL) ENGINE=InnoDB DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8mb4 COLLATE=utf8mb4_0900_ai_ci |
+-------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)
raja
Published on 16-Jan-2019 16:46:24
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