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Create a table like another table or from a select query

There are some cases where we need to create a table similar or exactly same as another table. The easiest and best way is use create table along with additional parameters. We can create a table similar to another table without data and with data. Creat …

Check if a table exists in MySQL from PHP

Sometimes its necessary to execute a query or execute some code if a table exists or not. So a bit of searching got me to the conclusion that mysql doesn’t have a direct query or method for it from php. So there are two methods to do it. Use the mysql c …

Important MySQL DBA Interview Questions

Here are a few sets of interview questions expected for MySQL DBA position.These are compilation of the usual questions from various DBA texts: What is Log Switch? – The point at which ORACLE ends writing to one online redo log file and begins writing to …

Print Array in PHP

There are various methods and commands used in PHP to print an array of elements. They are different in the way they print the array elements. I will cover three main ones I usually use. Lets assume an array as follows to explain the various types of print …

Customizing Mysql Prompt For multiple Servers

If you are using mysql regularly on multiple servers its really useful to have the promt in mysql to show something more than mysql>. It would be useful if it showed the username,hostname, current database and things like that. So how to do this. One m …

Group by Date when Stored in Mysql DataBase as Date Time

I have a table called date_count with 2 columns one is a value and another is a date time, say called date_time in mysql. Date Time in mysql is stored as dd-mm-yy hh:mm:ss. The issue comes when I need to get the number of rows per day. As its stored as dat …

Check the port in which the Mysql is running on

Mysql can be configured to run other ports other than the default port (of 3306). So what will you do when you need to find the port on which a mysql server runs on. If you don’t have access to the server files and can access the server only using the mysq …

Get the nth Word from a text field in mysql

I had a requirement to get the nth word out of a string and sort or order by the same. This is used when the text is stored in a purticular format and you would want to order it according to that or group it or so on. So how is it done? We do it using a  …

Batch Insert/Update for Mysql in Java

Large inserts/Updates are a costly operation. One foolish way that I used to do is to run each update or insert query one at a time. Its incredibly slow. With most of the systems currently the latency is what is killing the performance not the CPU. Hence l …

Display row number in Mysql Select Query

How many times did want to have the row number or the position of the row in the selected query? I had many cases where I needed this feature. I needed the feature for printing the rank of a person where each row is the mark of the person. So lets see how  …