Documentation Home
MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual
Related Documentation Download this Manual
PDF (US Ltr) - 37.7Mb
PDF (A4) - 37.7Mb
PDF (RPM) - 32.8Mb
HTML Download (TGZ) - 8.0Mb
HTML Download (Zip) - 8.0Mb
HTML Download (RPM) - 6.9Mb
Man Pages (TGZ) - 133.0Kb
Man Pages (Zip) - 189.6Kb
Info (Gzip) - 3.3Mb
Info (Zip) - 3.3Mb
Excerpts from this Manual

MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual  /  INFORMATION_SCHEMA Tables  /  The INFORMATION_SCHEMA KEYWORDS Table

23.11 The INFORMATION_SCHEMA KEYWORDS Table

The KEYWORDS table lists the words considered keywords by MySQL and, for each one, indicates whether it is reserved. Reserved keywords may require special treatment in some contexts, such as special quoting when used as identifiers (see Section 9.3, “Keywords and Reserved Words”). This table provides applications a runtime source of MySQL keyword information.

Note

Currently, selecting from KEYWORDS returns an empty result unless some default database has been selected.

The KEYWORDS table has these columns:

  • WORD

    The keyword.

  • RESERVED

    An integer indicating whether the keyword is reserved (1) or nonreserved (0).

These queries lists all keywords, all reserved keywords, and all nonreserved keywords, respectively:

SELECT * FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.KEYWORDS;
SELECT WORD FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.KEYWORDS WHERE RESERVED = 1;
SELECT WORD FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.KEYWORDS WHERE RESERVED = 0;

The latter two queries are equivalent to:

SELECT WORD FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.KEYWORDS WHERE RESERVED;
SELECT WORD FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.KEYWORDS WHERE NOT RESERVED;

If you build MySQL from source, the build process generates a keyword_list.h header file containing an array of keywords and their reserved status. This file can be found in the sql directory under the build directory. This file may be useful for applications that require a static source for the keyword list.


User Comments
Sign Up Login You must be logged in to post a comment.