The following list indicates limitations on the use of
TEMPORARY table can only be of type
You cannot refer to a
more than once in the same query. For example, the
following does not work:
SELECT * FROM temp_table, temp_table AS t2;ERROR 1137: Can't reopen table: 'temp_table'
This error also occurs if you refer to a temporary table multiple times in a stored function under different aliases, even if the references occur in different statements within the function.
SHOW TABLES statement
does not list
You cannot use
RENAME to rename a
TEMPORARY table. However, you can use
ALTER TABLE instead:
ALTER TABLE orig_name RENAME new_name;
There are known issues in using temporary tables with replication. See Section 16.4.1, “Replication Features and Issues”, for more information.
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