I need to duplicate a table in MySQL, making the new table empty. That is, I need to copy only the structure of an existing table to a new one.
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Try the create table LIKE syntax.
create table users2 like users;
This should give you an empty table (users2) with the same structure as the original (users).
There is also another way to create a empty table as existing table and you can use the following command also
create table a select * from users2 limit 0, 0;