Foreign key disable

1) How to temporary disable FK

2) Turn off FK contraint

3) Turn off FK contraint globally

Temporary disable foregin keys ALTER TABLE article DISABLE KEYS; SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS=0; ... do you processing ... SET FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS=1; ALTER TABLE article ENABLE KEYS; There are two foreign_key_checks variables: a global variable and a local (per session) variable. Upon connection, the session variable is initialized to the value of the global variable. The command SET foreign_key_checks modifies the session variable. To turn off foreign key constraint globally, do the following SET GLOBAL FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS=0; ... SET GLOBAL FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS=1;