Syntax

SLEEP(duration)

Description

Sleeps (pauses) for the number of seconds given by the duration argument, then returns 0. If SLEEP() is interrupted, it returns 1. The duration may have a fractional part given in microseconds.

Statements using the SLEEP() function are not safe for replication.

Example

SELECT SLEEP(5.5);
+------------+
| SLEEP(5.5) |
+------------+
|          0 |
+------------+
1 row in set (5.50 sec)

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