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MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual  /  ...  /  DESCRIBE Syntax

Pre-General Availability Draft: 2017-05-29

14.8.1 DESCRIBE Syntax

The DESCRIBE and EXPLAIN statements are synonyms, used either to obtain information about table structure or query execution plans. For more information, see Section 14.7.5.5, “SHOW COLUMNS Syntax”, and Section 14.8.2, “EXPLAIN Syntax”.


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