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Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.1 for Effective MySQL Management by Marc Delisle

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Partitioning

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.

Table creation

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:

Table creation

Here, we type in a PARTITION BY RANGE clause, which will create partitions ...

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