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MySQL 5.5 Reference Manual  /  ...  /  Specifying the Row Format for a Table

14.14.2 Specifying the Row Format for a Table

You specify the row format for a table with the ROW_FORMAT clause of the CREATE TABLE and ALTER TABLE statements. For example:


InnoDB ROW_FORMAT options include COMPACT, REDUNDANT, DYNAMIC, and COMPRESSED. For InnoDB tables, rows are stored in COMPACT format (ROW_FORMAT=COMPACT) by default. Refer to the CREATE TABLE documentation for additional information about the ROW_FORMAT table option.

The physical row structure of an InnoDB table is dependant on the row format. See Section, “The Physical Row Structure of an InnoDB Table” for more information.

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