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    Comparing Table Structures

    is there a function that sends a tables structure to an array so I can make comparisons?

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    What do you mean by 'table structure'?
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    the display I get from phpmyadmin when I click the structure tab. Is there a function to get that into an array?

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    you can run queries against the INFORMATION_SCHEMA tables

    you'll probably want to query the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS table, giving a table name for the search criterion in the WHERE clause
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    Thanks C. Ankerstjerne and r937. the INFORMATION_SCHEMA is the ticket I needed


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