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MySQL Tutorial - Creating New Tables with SELECT Statements

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How To Create a New Table by Selecting Rows from Another Table?

Let's say you have a table with many data rows, now you want to create a backup copy of this table of all rows or a subset of them, you can use the "CREATE TABLE ... SELECT" statement. The tutorial script below gives you a good example:

mysql> INSERT INTO tip VALUES (1, 'Learn MySQL', 
   'Visit dev.fyicenter.com','2006-07-01');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.62 sec)

mysql> CREATE TABLE tipBackup SELECT * FROM tip;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.49 sec)
Records: 1  Duplicates: 0  Warnings: 0

mysql> SELECT * FROM tipBackup;
+----+-------------+-------------------------+-------------+
| id | subject     | description             | create_date |
+----+-------------+-------------------------+-------------+
|  1 | Learn MySQL | Visit dev.fyicenter.com | 2006-07-01  |
+----+-------------+-------------------------+-------------+
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

As you can see, this SQL script created a table called "tipBackup" using the same column definitions as the "tip" table and copied all data rows into "tipBackup".

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  1. What Are DDL Statements?
  2. How To Create a New Table?
  3. What Happens If You No CREATE Privilege in a Database?
  4. How To Get a List of All Tables in a Database?
  5. How To Get a List of Columns in an Existing Table?
  6. How To See the CREATE TABLE Statement of an Existing Table?
  7. How To Create a New Table by Selecting Rows from Another Table?
  8. How To Add a New Column to an Existing Table?
  9. How To Delete an Existing Column in a Table?
  10. How To Rename an Existing Column in a Table?
  11. How To Rename an Existing Table?
  12. How To Drop an Existing Table?
  13. How To Create an Index for a Given Table?
  14. How To Get a List of Indexes of a Given Table?
  15. How To Drop an Existing Index?
  16. How To Create a New View?
  17. How To Drop an Existing View?

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