Find All Table’s Current AUTO_INCREMENT Value

I recently wanted to check all tables’ current AUTO_INCREMENT value (if any) for a database dump structure. I wasn’t sure if a tables’ Data Definition Language (DDL) statement contained the current AUTO_INCREMENT value or not. So after I loaded the dump file, I learned of a query to use and find out…

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The INFORMATION_SCHEMA Database

We can use the valuable INFORMATION_SCHEMA database and query the TABLES table for any AUTO_INCREMENT column value.

Below is an example query, in which I target the well-known practice Sakila database:

SELECT TABLE_NAME, AUTO_INCREMENT
FROM TABLES
WHERE TABLE_SCHEMA = 'sakila';

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I hope you found this article valuable. You may never need (or care) to know a table’s AUTO_INCREMENT value. However, if you do, you can refer to this article. I know I will. πŸ™‚

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Disclaimer: The majority of examples in this post, are performed in a personal development/learning workstation environment and should not be considered production quality or ready. Your particular goals and needs may vary. Like always, just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. My opinions are my own.

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