film_text table contains the
description columns of the
film table, with the contents of the table
kept in synchrony with the
film table by
means of triggers on
DELETE operations (see
Section 5.5, “Triggers”).
Before MySQL server 5.6.10, the
table was the only table in the Sakila sample database that
MyISAM storage engine. This is
because full-text search is used for titles and descriptions
of films listed in the
table. MyISAM was used because full-text search support with
InnoDB was not available until MySQL server 5.6.10.
film_id: A surrogate primary key used to uniquely identify each film in the table.
title: The title of the film.
description: A short description or plot summary of the film.
The contents of the
film_text table should
never be modified directly. All changes should be made to the
film table instead.