Creating foreign key at table creation.

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The following syntax will add a foreign key to the database table at the time of table creation,

CREATE TABLE<table_name>(col datatype FOREIGN KEY REFERENCES<pk_table>(PK_colname),col datatype,....)

pk_table is the name of the table which will be accessed by the foreign key and that contains the primary key. PK_colname is the name of the column on which primary key is defined in the primary table.

The datatype of both the columns should match , i.e, primary key column and foreign key column.

A table can contain more than one foreign key.

The value of the foreign key be either null or any value from the refereed primary key domain.

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