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MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual  /  ...  /  DESCRIBE Syntax

13.8.1 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 13.7.6.5, “SHOW COLUMNS Syntax”, and Section 13.8.2, “EXPLAIN Syntax”.


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