Convert Tables

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This action lets you build and submit an ALTER TABLE statement, specifying an ENGINE= option, specifying any available storage engine.

Note: For information on how to quickly convert a table to use the INNODB storage engine, see Rebuild Table.

Platform Availability

To Change the Storage Engine for a Table

  1. Initiate a Convert Tables action against one or more tables. For more information see Initiating an object operation.
  2. Use the following table as a guide to understanding and modifying settings in this wizard:
Step Settings and tasks

Action Options

Use the Convert To dropdown to select an available storage engine.


Lists referring and referenced objects potentially impacted by the change. For details, see Dependencies.


Displays the DDL that will execute the object action. For more information, see Preview.

3. Click Execute. For information on the scheduling option, see Scheduling.