Ugh. I was afraid you were going to say that...
Seriously, there's no way to just 'wildcard' ALL indexes, someone should add
that as a feature request. We're using 4.0.17 BTW.
What happens if I list out all the indexes that there _could_ be in one
ALTER line like that, and one of the indexes doesn't actually exist? Will
the whole ALTER fail?
Here's the situation, I wrote a script that runs recursively through a
directory and applies all the .sql files it finds (in alpha order). This
script runs as part of a client update, and doesn't necessarily run the same
number of times for everyone. So, some clients may have extra indexes:
foo_1, foo_2, foo_3, ... foo_15 etc. (the problem at hand), and other
clients may just have: foo_1, foo_2, foo_3.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Victoria Reznichenko [mailto:victoria.reznichenko@stripped]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 12:48 AM
> To: mysql@stripped
> Subject: Re: Drop all keys / indexes on a table?
> "Daevid Vincent" <daevid@stripped> wrote:
> > It has come to my attention that we have maxed out our keys
> due to a stupid
> > update script bug. It seemst that we've not been explicitly
> naming our keys
> > and therefore mysql tried to be helpful and adds a new key
> each time!
> > *sigh*.
> > Is there a SQL command to DROP ALL keys on a table, so I
> can just ALTER it
> > and add them specifically again?
> Specify several DROP INDEX clause in the single ALTER TABLE statement:
> ALTER TABLE table_name DROP INDEX index_name1, DROP
> INDEX index_name2, .. , DROP INDEX index_nameN;
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