Find When was a table last changed in MySQL?

Find When was a table last changed in MySQL?


In MySQL, you can use the information_schema.tables table to determine when a table was last changed. The information_schema.tables table contains metadata about all tables in the database, including the timestamp of the last modification. Here is an example of a query that you can use to find when a table was last changed: This query will return the name of the table and the timestamp of the last time the table was updated. Alternatively, you can use the SHOW TABLE STATUS command, which also contains a Update_time column that shows when the table was last updated. It's important to note that the update_time column in information_schema.tables table is updated every time there is any change to the table, including changes in the structure or data. Also, it's important to note that these timestamps are only updated when the table is modified, they only give the time of the last modification and not when the last change was made on the table.
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