I use Ubuntu 14.10 and PhpMyAdmin.
I have a 'big' MySQL database, the size is 900MB. I need just the structure of this database, to use it on my local machine. How can I export the structure only?
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Since you specifically asked about phpMyAdmin and the previous answers, while correct, are both about doing this on the command line:
Navigate to the database you wish to export. Across the top row of tabs click "Export"
Next, click the Custom radio button
Halfway down the "Format-specific options" area, select "structure" (the default is "structure and data")
Check the other options and press Go to download your .sql file with no data, only the table structure.