You need not select a table in MySQL as you do in Oracle.
Select 2 + 2;
Is valid in MySQL and should return 4. It at least lets you know if
MySQL is functional. By mysqladmin ping will do that too.
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From: Srinivas B.S.S [mailto:bsssrinivas@stripped]
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 1:22 AM
To: Don Read
Subject: Re: In need of a dummy select statement ...
Thanks for the reply. It just have to be no-op and it need not
a select statement. Any one of the options given by you will work for me
they are executable from a program written using MyODBC.
Don Read wrote:
>On 08-Dec-2003 Srinivas B.S.S wrote:
>>I am a newbie to mysql db. I need a select statement which will just
>>execute and doesn't
>>return any results. Also, it should not depend on any table which is
>>specific to a database.
>>For example, Oracle has a table named 'tab' which will be present in
>>databases so my
>>dummy select statement looks like 'select tname from tab where 0=1'.
>>functionality be achieved in mysql ? Is there any table in mysql which
>>is similar to Oracle's
>Does it have to be a SELECT? Or just a NO-OP?
> - or -
>SHOW TABLES LIKE 'asdfzxcv1234';
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