The SQL COPY TABLE statement is used to copy data from one table to another table within the same database server.
If you want to copy a SQL table to another table in the MySQL database, it is possible by using select INTO command.
SQL COPY TABLE Syntax
The basic syntax for copying one table to another is as follows.
SELECT * INTO <destination_table> from <source_table>;
<destination_table> – Where you want to copy the data.
<source_table> – The source table from where you want to copy.
SQL COPY TABLE Example
Suppose, you have an employee table as below.
If you want to copy this employee table to a new table named employee_salary, then you can follow the below command.
SELECT * INTO employee_salary from employee;
Note: SELECT INTO and INSERT INTO are totally different statements.