Is there a way t build a new table in phpmyadmin from an existing table making the table structure identical?

I need a table like that where I will add one new column, but all the rest is identical.

Richard KortsAsked:
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dsackerContract ERP Admin/ConsultantCommented:
Use a query statement like this:

INTO MyNewTable
FROM MyOldTable

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After you do that, then you can add your one new column at whatever point is applicable.

ADD MyNewField varchar(50)

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Or whatever size and type you really want.
Richard KortsAuthor Commented:
It fails & gives this message (whick I think is a catchall):

#1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '0 *  INTO ttask  FROM cl_task  LIMIT 0, 30' at line 1

The EXACT query I used is:

INTO ttask
FROM cl_task

ttask does not exist; do I have to create an empty table first?
dsackerContract ERP Admin/ConsultantCommented:
Ick, I used SQL Server syntax. You're on MySQL, sorry.

Try this:


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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
In phpMyAdmin, select your database and table.  One of the tabs across the top is 'Operations'.  Click on that and one of the functions on that page is 'Copy table to ...' with several options.
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