Bug #82957 Remove MRG_MYISAM (MERGE) storage engine
Submitted: 12 Sep 2016 19:14 Modified: 13 Sep 2016 0:06
Reporter: Daniël van Eeden (OCA) Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: MyISAM storage engine Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:8.0.0 OS:Any
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Tags: merge, myisam

[12 Sep 2016 19:14] Daniël van Eeden
Description:
This is old and should probably be removed.

https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/merge-storage-engine.html says:
"An alternative to a MERGE table is a partitioned table, which stores partitions of a single table in separate files and enables some operations to be performed more efficiently."

How to repeat:
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[13 Sep 2016 0:06] Miguel Solorzano
Thank you for the bug report.
[6 Feb 7:15] Simon Mudd
It's odd as I've had comments with various people and I was under the impression there was a desire to remove the merge table support but I have never actually seen any official push in that direction.

As most people are moving away from MyISAM merge table access probably makes less sense although since removal of the higher level partitioning there are less alternatives if you are using MyISAM. I would certainly suggest that if there's a desire to remove this then it should be made more visible and suggestions on alternatives should be made.