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Thread: #1025 and PHPMYADMIN
May 3, 2012, 23:55 #1
#1025 and PHPMYADMIN
I'm having troubles deleting a Foreign Key constraint I've set up in PHPMYADMIN. For some reason when I click the "drop" link to remove the index I get this irritatingly common error yet I have no idea how to fix it. I have googled around many solutions seem to suggest that doing a "SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS" will help me in some way. However to my knowledge that will only reveal the constraints and indexes and I already know which ones are there, PHPMYADMIN tells me which are there. Not only that, when try "SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS" I get an error that tells me I need superuser privledges which I don't think I have access to on my VPS currently.
If you have any clue about what is going please help. I've attached some images to show you the error.
May 4, 2012, 00:25 #2
I managed to solve it with more Googling. Apparently PHPMYADMIN will permit you to create a bogus FK.
This fixed it:
Use SHOW CREATE TABLE categories to show the name of constraint.
Most probably it will be categories_ibfk_1
Use the name to drop the foreign key first and the column then:
ALTER TABLE categories DROP FOREIGN KEY categories_ibfk_1;
ALTER TABLE categories DROP COLUMN assets_id;