184.108.40.206 CREATE TABLE ... LIKE Statement
CREATE TABLE ... LIKE to create an empty table based on the definition of another table, including any column attributes and indexes defined in the original table:
CREATE TABLE new_tbl LIKE orig_tbl;
The copy is created using the same version of the table storage format as the original table. The
SELECT privilege is required on the original table.
LIKE works only for base tables, not for views.
You cannot execute
CREATE TABLE or
CREATE TABLE ... LIKE while a
LOCK TABLES statement is in effect.
CREATE TABLE ... LIKE makes the same checks as
CREATE TABLE and does not just copy the
.frm file. This means that if the current SQL mode is different from the mode in effect when the original table was created, the table definition might be considered invalid for the new mode and the statement will fail.
CREATE TABLE ... LIKE, the destination table preserves generated column information from the original table.
CREATE TABLE ... LIKE does not preserve any
DATA DIRECTORY or
INDEX DIRECTORY table options that were specified for the original table, or any foreign key definitions.
If the original table is a
CREATE TABLE ... LIKE does not preserve
TEMPORARY. To create a
TEMPORARY destination table, use
CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE ... LIKE.