20.24. The INFORMATION_SCHEMA REFERENTIAL_CONSTRAINTS Table

The REFERENTIAL_CONSTRAINTS table provides information about foreign keys.

INFORMATION_SCHEMA NameSHOW NameRemarks
CONSTRAINT_CATALOG def
CONSTRAINT_SCHEMA  
CONSTRAINT_NAME  
UNIQUE_CONSTRAINT_CATALOG def
UNIQUE_CONSTRAINT_SCHEMA  
UNIQUE_CONSTRAINT_NAME  
MATCH_OPTION  
UPDATE_RULE  
DELETE_RULE  
TABLE_NAME  
REFERENCED_TABLE_NAME  

Notes:

  • TABLE_NAME has the same value as TABLE_NAME in INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLE_CONSTRAINTS.

  • CONSTRAINT_SCHEMA and CONSTRAINT_NAME identify the foreign key.

  • UNIQUE_CONSTRAINT_SCHEMA, UNIQUE_CONSTRAINT_NAME, and REFERENCED_TABLE_NAME identify the referenced key.

  • The only valid value at this time for MATCH_OPTION is NONE.

  • The possible values for UPDATE_RULE or DELETE_RULE are CASCADE, SET NULL, SET DEFAULT, RESTRICT, NO ACTION.

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