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If I create a foreign key constraint for table 'photos' in phpmyadmin, I later see that the constraint is named 'photos_ibfk_1', and the next constraint is called 'photos_ibfk_2', etc. From this I have gathered that [tablename]_ibfk_constraintIndex is the convention for DB constraints in MySQL. Is this correct? What does IBFK stand for?

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innodb foreign key. It's just short hand naming convention. You could call it asdfqwerty and the name would still work.

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