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Temporary Tables in MySQL; default_tmp_storage_engine; internal_tmp_disk_storage_engine; internal_tmp_mem_storage_engine (Doc ID 2400948.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 27, 2020

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Understand how MySQL uses temporary tables and the options available to set the storage engine for temporary tables.


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In this Document
 Explicit Temporary Tables
 Internal Temporary Tables
 Configuration Option: internal_tmp_mem_storage_engine
 Configuration Option: internal_tmp_disk_storage_engine

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