Bug #1154 cannot rename temporary table
Submitted: 27 Aug 2003 13:37 Modified: 4 Aug 2005 2:58
Reporter: Michael Wright Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: DDL Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:4.0.14-standard OS:Linux (Linux)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Triage: Triaged: D5 (Feature request)

[27 Aug 2003 13:37] Michael Wright
Description:
Temporary tables cannot be renamed, for example:

> mysql> create temporary table t (i int);
> Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.12 sec)
> 
> mysql> rename table t to t2;
> ERROR 1017: Can't find file: './dBlogVision/t.frm' (errno: 2)

Compared to non temporary tables being renamed...

> mysql> create table t (i int);
> Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.20 sec)
> 
> mysql> rename table t to t2;
> Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.01 sec)

How to repeat:
Attempt to rename a temporary table.

Suggested fix:
Make the rename routines temporary table aware.
[28 Aug 2003 9:46] Indrek Siitan
Yes, RENAME TABLE does not support temporary tables yet.
[30 Sep 2008 22:13] Konstantin Osipov
Workaround:
use ALTER TABLE ... RENAME
[22 Dec 2009 6:50] Sveta Smirnova
See also bug #49855, bug #44364 and bug #8729