How to get the sizes of the tables of a MySQL database

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I can run this query to get the sizes of all tables in a MySQL database:

show table status from myDatabaseName;

I would like some help in understanding the results. I am looking for tables with the largest sizes.

Which column should I look at?

Aug 18, 2020 in PHP by kartik
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Hello @kartik,

You can use this query to show the size of a table:

SELECT 
    table_name AS `Table`, 
    round(((data_length + index_length) / 1024 / 1024), 2) `Size in MB` 
FROM information_schema.TABLES 
WHERE table_schema = "$DB_NAME"
    AND table_name = "$TABLE_NAME";

or this query to list the size of every table in every database, largest first:

SELECT 
     table_schema as `Database`, 
     table_name AS `Table`, 
     round(((data_length + index_length) / 1024 / 1024), 2) `Size in MB` 
FROM information_schema.TABLES 
ORDER BY (data_length + index_length) DESC;

Hope it helps!!
Thank You!

answered Aug 18, 2020 by Niroj
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