Adding missing timestamp column in MySQL table

Problem

You have a MySQL table that does not have any timestamp information (creating, updating) and you want to add a column that automatically adds a timestamp every time the record is created.

Solution

Add the column for timestamp that creates a timestamp every time a new record is created (INSERT) by using the following:

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Find the table sizes in MySQL database

Problem

You would like to have a list with all the tables in an MySQL database, sorted with their sizes (actual table and indices).

Solution

You could run the following query to give you a list of all the tables sorted by size:

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Exporting SQL structure commands from MySQL Workbench

Problem

You would like to export the structure of some specific MySQL tables using MySQL Workbench (ie to create same tables in another database).

Solution

Go to the table name, right click, select ‘Copy To Clipboard’, then ‘Create Statement’ and finally go to a new file or editor and paste the command from the clipboard.
Just have in mind that you may need to delete the AUTO_INCREMENT from the SQL.
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Using a primary key not named id with Ecto and Mysql

Problem

You would like to use a legacy or a database you don’t have control over, with Phoenix, but the primary key of the table it is not named ‘id’.

Solution

You can define the primary key using the @primary_key as in:

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ERROR 1290 (HY000): The MySQL server is running with the –secure-file-priv option so it cannot execute this statement

Problem

You want to export a MySQL database table as a csv with something like:

but you get the error that MySQL cannot execute this command.

Solution

Find out the location that MySQL can use to export files by running the following:

and then use the path to change the outfile path (ie /var/lib/mysql-files/table_name.csv).

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Create a MySQL table with dashes

Problem

You want to create a MySQL table that contains spaces, but when you try you get the following error message:

Solution

Use the backticks to create the table:

Using tables with dashes in MySQL queries

Problem

You have some databases in MySQL that contain dashes in their names, and when you try to use them (ie grant access to them), you get the following error:

Solution

To be able to use them, enclose the database name in backticks (`) like:

Find out the tables storage engine in your MySQL database

Problem

You would like to check the storage engine in a MySQL database.

Solution

Use the following query after logging in to the server:

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