Overview

To see description, structure, column names and data types of any existing table you can use command Desc table.

Syntax

Syntax for this is

DESC table_name;

Example

Let us see the table hostel_list that we just created in last step

DESC hostel_list;
+----------------+--------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+
| Field | Type | Null | Key | Default | Extra |
+----------------+--------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+
| id | int(2) | NO | PRI | NULL | auto_increment |
| name | varchar(100) | NO | | NULL | |
| occupancy_type | tinyint(1) | NO | | NULL | |
| max_capacity | int(4) | NO | | NULL | |
+----------------+--------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+
4 rows in set (0.01 sec)



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