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MySQL 8 Cookbook by Karthik Appigatla

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Using SHOW CREATE TABLE

To know whether a table is partitioned or not, you can execute the SHOW CREATE TABLE\G statement, which shows the table definition along with partitions, for example:

mysql> SHOW CREATE TABLE employees \G*************************** 1. row ***************************       Table: employeesCreate Table: CREATE TABLE `employees` (  `emp_no` int(11) NOT NULL,  `birth_date` date NOT NULL,  `first_name` varchar(14) NOT NULL,  `last_name` varchar(16) NOT NULL,  `gender` enum('M','F') NOT NULL,  `hire_date` date NOT NULL,  `address` varchar(100) DEFAULT NULL,  PRIMARY KEY (`emp_no`,`hire_date`),  KEY `name` (`first_name`,`last_name`)) ENGINE=InnoDB DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8mb4/*!50100 PARTITION BY RANGE (YEAR(hire_date))(PARTITION p1980 VALUES ...

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