> I need to compare the structure of two tables (fields, field types, field
> lengths, indices, etc.) to determine if they have the same schema, even if
> the fields may be in a different order. Is there a command in mysql that
> do this? This will be used to determine if the tables are basically the
> or if they need to be upgraded based on the table structures of a central
You could check the table DDL.
Or use a third party tool, like Database Workbench, that can do this for
you and even generator a change script. Check www.upscene.com
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