Let's say I have the following database/schema setup with the following tables:

    SCHEMA_1 (default):


How do I insert rows in another schema's table? The following does not seem to work:


How is it possible to insert rows in another another schema?

  • SELECT ... FROM schema_2.TABLE_2 , INSERT INTO schema_2.TABLE_2 – ypercubeᵀᴹ Apr 10 '12 at 11:29

Fully qualify the table name:

insert into SCHEMA_2.TABLE_2 values( ... );
  • I tried that but I get the error message that "SCHEMA_1.SCHEMA_2.TABLE_2" does not exist. – Andy Apr 10 '12 at 11:35
  • SCHEMA_1.SCHEMA_2.TABLE_2 ? What exactly did you type to do the insert? – Philᵀᴹ Apr 10 '12 at 11:36
  • Sorry now I understand, I used ` around the table: INSERT INTO SCHEMA_2.TABLE_2 (...) VALUES(...). Did not know that it made a difference. – Andy Apr 10 '12 at 17:17
  • Note that for some reason the `-sign is not shown around SCHEME_2.TABLE_2 in my above comment. – Andy Apr 10 '12 at 17:27
  • @Andy: You used INSERT INTO `schema2.table2` VALUES .... You should either remove those (as in Phil's answer) or: INSERT INTO `schema2`.`table2` VALUES ... (if necessary to use backquotes). The dot . should not be inside the quotes :) – ypercubeᵀᴹ Apr 10 '12 at 17:57

It should be fully qualified table name means DatabaseName.TableName In your case it will be

Insert into schema1.table1 (select * from schema2.table2);

This will insert all rows from schema2.table2 to schema1.table1

  • Parentheses not needed, but +1 anyway !!! – RolandoMySQLDBA Apr 10 '12 at 15:38

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