Copy one table to another except the id filed


I want to copy table1 to table2 except for the ‘id’ field because i want the ‘id’ in table2 to increment automatically.

Here is one of the solution i have tried… but not working:
“INSERT INTO table2 SELECT field1, field2, field3 FROM table1 WHERE member_id = ’53′”


You can select NULL in place of the id, if you don’t (for whatever reason) want to name the columns.

Assuming both of your tables have the columns member_id, field1, field1, field3, in that order, you can do:

insert into table2 select NULL, field1, field2, field3 from table1 where member_id = '53';

NOTE: you must provide a value for ALL columns, using this format.

Answered By – v4nz

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