MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual Including MySQL NDB Cluster 8.0


The STATISTICS table provides information about table indexes.

Columns in STATISTICS that represent table statistics hold cached values. The information_schema_stats_expiry system variable defines the period of time before cached table statistics expire. The default is 86400 seconds (24 hours). If there are no cached statistics or statistics have expired, statistics are retrieved from storage engines when querying table statistics columns. To update cached values at any time for a given table, use ANALYZE TABLE. To always retrieve the latest statistics directly from storage engines, set information_schema_stats_expiry=0. For more information, see Section 8.2.3, “Optimizing INFORMATION_SCHEMA Queries”.


If the innodb_read_only system variable is enabled, ANALYZE TABLE may fail because it cannot update statistics tables in the data dictionary, which use InnoDB. For ANALYZE TABLE operations that update the key distribution, failure may occur even if the operation updates the table itself (for example, if it is a MyISAM table). To obtain the updated distribution statistics, set information_schema_stats_expiry=0.

The STATISTICS table has these columns:


Information about table indexes is also available from the SHOW INDEX statement. See Section, “SHOW INDEX Statement”. The following statements are equivalent:

  WHERE table_name = 'tbl_name'
  AND table_schema = 'db_name'

  FROM tbl_name
  FROM db_name

In MySQL 8.0.30 and later, information about generated invisible primary key columns is visible in this table by default. You can cause such information to be hidden by setting show_gipk_in_create_table_and_information_schema = OFF. For more information, see Section, “Generated Invisible Primary Keys”.