gtilx gtilx - 1 month ago 30
MySQL Question

MySQL: Can't create table (errno: 150)

I am trying to import a .sql file and its failing on creating tables.

Here's the query that fails:

CREATE TABLE `data` (
`id` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL,
`name` varchar(100) NOT NULL,
`value` varchar(15) NOT NULL,
UNIQUE KEY `id` (`id`,`name`),
CONSTRAINT `data_ibfk_1` FOREIGN KEY (`id`) REFERENCES `keywords` (`id`) ON DELETE CASCADE ON UPDATE CASCADE
) ENGINE=InnoDB DEFAULT CHARSET=latin1;


I exported the .sql from the the same database, I dropped all the tables and now im trying to import it, why is it failing?


MySQL: Can't create table './dbname/data.frm' (errno: 150)

Answer

From the MySQL - FOREIGN KEY Constraints Documentation:

If you re-create a table that was dropped, it must have a definition that conforms to the foreign key constraints referencing it. It must have the correct column names and types, and it must have indexes on the referenced keys, as stated earlier. If these are not satisfied, MySQL returns Error 1005 and refers to Error 150 in the error message, which means that a foreign key constraint was not correctly formed. Similarly, if an ALTER TABLE fails due to Error 150, this means that a foreign key definition would be incorrectly formed for the altered table.