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MySQL 5.7 Reference Manual  /  ...  /  The INFORMATION_SCHEMA INNODB_FT_BEING_DELETED Table


The INNODB_FT_BEING_DELETED table provides a snapshot of the INNODB_FT_DELETED table; it is used only during an OPTIMIZE TABLE maintenance operation. When OPTIMIZE TABLE is run, the INNODB_FT_BEING_DELETED table is emptied, and DOC_ID values are removed from the INNODB_FT_DELETED table. Because the contents of INNODB_FT_BEING_DELETED typically have a short lifetime, this table has limited utility for monitoring or debugging. For information about running OPTIMIZE TABLE on tables with FULLTEXT indexes, see Section 12.9.6, “Fine-Tuning MySQL Full-Text Search”.

This table is empty initially. Before querying it, set the value of the innodb_ft_aux_table system variable to the name (including the database name) of the table that contains the FULLTEXT index; for example test/articles. The output appears similar to the example provided for the INNODB_FT_DELETED table.

For related usage information and examples, see Section 14.16.4, “InnoDB INFORMATION_SCHEMA FULLTEXT Index Tables”.

The INNODB_FT_BEING_DELETED table has these columns:

  • DOC_ID

    The document ID of the row that is in the process of being deleted. This value might reflect the value of an ID column that you defined for the underlying table, or it can be a sequence value generated by InnoDB when the table contains no suitable column. This value is used when you do text searches, to skip rows in the INNODB_FT_INDEX_TABLE table before data for deleted rows is physically removed from the FULLTEXT index by an OPTIMIZE TABLE statement. For more information, see Optimizing InnoDB Full-Text Indexes.