How can we create a MySQL temporary table by using PHP script?


As we know that PHP provides us the function named mysql_query() to create a MySQL table. Similarly, we can use mysql_query() function to create MySQL temporary table. To illustrate this, we are using the following example −


In this example, we are creating a temporary table named ‘SalesSummary’ with the help of PHP script in the following example −

      <title>Creating MySQL Temporary Tables</title>
         $dbhost = 'localhost:3036';
         $dbuser = 'root';
         $dbpass = 'rootpassword';
         $conn = mysql_connect($dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpass);

         if(! $conn ) {
            die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
         echo 'Connected successfully<br />';
         $sql = "CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE SalesSummary( ".
            "Product_Name VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL, ".
            "total_sales DECIMAL(12,2) NOT NULL DEFAULT 0.00, ".
            "avg_unit_price DECIMAL(7,2) NOT NULL DEFAULT 0.00, ".
            "total_units_sold INT UNSIGNED NOT NULL DEFAULT 0, ".); ";
         mysql_select_db( 'TUTORIALS' );
         $retval = mysql_query( $sql, $conn );

         if(! $retval ) {
            die('Could not create table: ' . mysql_error());
         echo "Table created successfully\n";
Published on 22-Feb-2018 11:32:56