I'm, generating a SQL query like this in PHP:
$sql = sprintf("UPDATE %s SET %s = %s WHERE %s = %s", ...);
Since almost every part of this query is dynamic I need a way to determine the table's primary key dynamically, so that I'd have a query like this:
$sql = sprintf("UPDATE %s SET %s=%s WHERE PRIMARY_KEY = %s", ...);
Is there a MySQL keyword for a table's primary key, or a way to get it?
I've used the information_schema DB before to find information like this, but it'd be nice if I didn't have to resort to that.
You want the row where Key_name = PRIMARY
You'll probably want to cache the results -- it takes a while to run SHOW statements on all the tables you might need to work with.