Create database schema document

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Create database schema document from existing MySQL database.

Table document[edit]

Sample result of mysql query using EXPLAIN syntax[1]: EXPLAIN <table>

Field | Type | Null | Key | Default | Extra

Sample result of mysql query using SHOW syntax[2]: SHOW FULL COLUMNS FROM <table>

Field | Type | Collation | Null | Key | Default | Extra | Privileges | Comment

Steps of create database schema document for MySQL

  1. Using web-based database management software such as: phpMyAdmin or Adminer
  2. SQL query: EXPLAIN <table> or SHOW FULL COLUMNS FROM <table>
  3. (for phpMyAdmin) Click "Print view (with full texts)"
  4. Copy the table to other word processors

DDL document[edit]

Data definition language (DDL): Sample result of mysql query: SHOW CREATE TABLE <table>

CREATE TABLE `table` (
  `id` varchar(30) NOT NULL,
  `note` varchar(30) DEFAULT NULL,
  `status` int(1) NOT NULL DEFAULT '1',
  `update_time` datetime DEFAULT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP

Tools: SQL syntax beautifier


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