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I have a huge db that hangs the server if I try to export it, is there a way I can export it without all the data? Only the tables structure.

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I come across this post as I was looking to export table structure only through phpmyadmin however I wanted to use the export as documentation so I was looking to export it in PDF with foreign key and inter table relation preserved: blog.cuelogic.co.in/… – Rahul Jun 3 '13 at 9:56
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In the Export tab for your database, there's a checkbox on the lower right that says Data.

Uncheck it and you should only have the bare structure in your export file.

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With the newer phpmyadmin versions, in the export tab for your database or table click on custom. enter image description here

Under Format-specific options click dump table -> structure enter image description here

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Select your database or table.

Select the Export tab.

Below Export method, select Custom.

Below Tables, check the appropriate Structure boxes.

Here's a screenshot: enter image description here

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There is a checkbox called "Data". Untick it and phpMyAdmin should only return the table structure.

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