User-defined partitioning (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/partitioning.html ) is offered in MySQL 5.1. Using this feature in phpMyAdmin requires knowledge of its syntax because there are many partition types. Also, for each partition type, the number of partitions and the values associated with each partition are too random to be easily represented on a web interface.
Let's try it by creating a table named
test with one field. On the table creation panel, if connected to a MySQL 5.1 server, phpMyAdmin shows a PARTITION definition dialog:
Here, we type in a PARTITION BY RANGE clause, which will create partitions ...