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MySQL 5.5 Reference Manual  /  INFORMATION_SCHEMA Tables  /  The INFORMATION_SCHEMA TABLE_CONSTRAINTS Table

21.24 The INFORMATION_SCHEMA TABLE_CONSTRAINTS Table

The TABLE_CONSTRAINTS table describes which tables have constraints.

The TABLE_CONSTRAINTS table has these columns:

  • CONSTRAINT_CATALOG

    The name of the catalog to which the constraint belongs. This value is always def.

  • CONSTRAINT_SCHEMA

    The name of the schema (database) to which the constraint belongs.

  • TABLE_SCHEMA

    The name of the schema (database) to which the table belongs.

  • TABLE_NAME

    The name of the table.

  • The CONSTRAINT_TYPE

    The type of constraint. The value can be UNIQUE, PRIMARY KEY, FOREIGN KEY, or CHECK. This is a CHAR (not ENUM) column. The CHECK value is not available until MySQL supports CHECK.

    The UNIQUE and PRIMARY KEY information is about the same as what you get from the Key_name column in the output from SHOW INDEX when the Non_unique column is 0.


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