26.4.5.4 The format_path() Function

Given a path name, returns the modified path name after replacing subpaths that match the values of the following system variables, in order:

datadir
tmpdir
slave_load_tmpdir
innodb_data_home_dir
innodb_log_group_home_dir
innodb_undo_directory
basedir

A value that matches the value of system variable sysvar is replaced with the string @@GLOBAL.sysvar .

Prior to MySQL 5.7.14, backslashes in Windows path names are converted to forward slashes in the result.

Parameters
  • path VARCHAR(512) : The path name to format.
Return Value

A VARCHAR(512) CHARACTER SET utf8 value.

Example
mysql> SELECT sys.format_path('/usr/local/mysql/data/world/City.ibd');
+---------------------------------------------------------+
| sys.format_path('/usr/local/mysql/data/world/City.ibd') |
+---------------------------------------------------------+
| /usr/local/mysql/data/world/City.ibd                    |
+---------------------------------------------------------+
Updated at: 7 months ago
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