Mysql – How to select from MySQL where Table name is Variable


I have a case where getting the table name should be from a set variable like:

SET @ID_1 = (SELECT ID FROM `slider` LIMIT 0,1);
SET @Cat = (SELECT Category FROM `slider` LIMIT 0,1);
select * from @Cat where ID = @ID_1

but doing that way MySQL outputs an error, so could someone show me how I can achieve that, because these are my baby steps in MySQL.

Best Solution

You'd have to do this with a prepared statement. Something like:

SET @s = CONCAT('select * from ', @Cat, ' where ID = ', @ID_1); 

PREPARE stmt1 FROM @s; 
EXECUTE stmt1;