What is the purpose of -> in the MySQL terminal?

-> prompt in the command of MySQL indicates that a single statement is being entered across multiple lines. From this prompt MySQL interprets that you haven’t finished entering the statements. It has no impact of enter which you might press to go to the next line. MySQL will execute the statement only when you will insert the semicolon in the end which it recognizes.

asked Sep 13, 2013 in MYSQL by rajesh
edited Sep 12, 2013
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