C.5.7.2. TEMPORARY Table Problems

The following list indicates limitations on the use of TEMPORARY tables:

  • A TEMPORARY table can only be of type MEMORY, MyISAM, MERGE, or InnoDB.

    Temporary tables are not supported for MySQL Cluster.

  • You cannot refer to a TEMPORARY table more than once in the same query. For example, the following does not work:

    mysql> SELECT * FROM temp_table, temp_table AS t2;
    ERROR 1137: Can't reopen table: 'temp_table'
    

    This error also occurs if you refer to a temporary table multiple times in a stored function under different aliases, even if the references occur in different statements within the function.

  • The SHOW TABLES statement does not list TEMPORARY tables.

  • You cannot use RENAME to rename a TEMPORARY table. However, you can use ALTER TABLE instead:

    mysql> ALTER TABLE orig_name RENAME new_name;
    
  • There are known issues in using temporary tables with replication. See Section 17.4.1, “Replication Features and Issues”, for more information.

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