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MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual  /  ...  /  The INFORMATION_SCHEMA INNODB_FOREIGN Table

Pre-General Availability Draft: 2017-11-16

25.32.20 The INFORMATION_SCHEMA INNODB_FOREIGN Table

The INNODB_FOREIGN table provides metadata about InnoDB foreign keys.

For related usage information and examples, see Section 15.14.3, “InnoDB INFORMATION_SCHEMA Schema Object Tables”.

Table 25.20 INNODB_FOREIGN Columns

Column nameDescription
IDThe name (not a numeric value) of the foreign key index. Preceded by the database name, for example, test/products_fk.
FOR_NAMEThe name of the child table in this foreign key relationship.
REF_NAMEThe name of the parent table in this foreign key relationship.
N_COLSThe number of columns in the foreign key index.
TYPEA collection of bit flags with information about the foreign key column, ORed together. 1 = ON DELETE CASCADE, 2 = ON UPDATE SET NULL, 4 = ON UPDATE CASCADE, 8 = ON UPDATE SET NULL, 16 = ON DELETE NO ACTION, 32 = ON UPDATE NO ACTION.

Example:

mysql> SELECT * FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.INNODB_FOREIGN\G
*************************** 1. row ***************************
      ID: test/fk1
FOR_NAME: test/child
REF_NAME: test/parent
  N_COLS: 1
    TYPE: 1

Notes:

  • Use DESCRIBE or SHOW COLUMNS to view additional information about the columns of this table including data types and default values.

  • You must have the PROCESS privilege to query this table.


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