In PostgreSQL, the following SELECT statement will return all the
columns for 'tabname':
SELECT x.attname FROM pg_attribute x, pg_class y WHERE
x.attrelid=y.oid AND relname='tabname';
Does MySQL have anything similar?
I know about "SHOW COLUMNS FROM tabname", but am looking for something
more SQL-y, because I want to use the results as part of a larger SQL
statement. For example, I want to find all the tables in a given db
that don't have a column named 'timestamp'.
I thought the 'mysql' system db may have this info, but it doesn't seem to.
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