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23.10. The INFORMATION_SCHEMA COLLATIONS Table

The COLLATIONS table provides information about collations for each character set.

INFORMATION_SCHEMA Name SHOW Name Remarks
COLLATION_NAME Collation  
CHARACTER_SET_NAME Charset MySQL extension
ID Id MySQL extension
IS_DEFAULT Default MySQL extension
IS_COMPILED Compiled MySQL extension
SORTLEN Sortlen MySQL extension

The following statements are equivalent:

SELECT COLLATION_NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLLATIONS
  [WHERE collation_name LIKE 'wild']

SHOW COLLATION
  [LIKE 'wild']

 
 
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