MySQL – Different Methods to Know MySQL Version

In SQL Server, to know the current version of the server, you can use system variable @@VERSION

How many of you know that the same can be used in mysql to know the version?

Also there are many ways to know the version of MySQL

Method 1:

Select @@version as version

It will display the current version of the MySQL Server

There is another function named version()

Method 2:

Select version() as version

The above produces the same result as @@version

You can also use another method to know this

Method 3:

Show variables like '%version%'

The above returns a resultset with two columns variable_name and value. You can find the version where variable_name says version.

Reference: Pinal Dave (

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