MySQL - Create Database


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Create Database Using mysqladmin

You would need special privileges to create or to delete a MySQL database. So assuming you have access to the root user, you can create any database using the mysql mysqladmin binary.

Example

Here is a simple example to create a database called TUTORIALS

[root@host]# mysqladmin -u root -p create TUTORIALS
Enter password:******

This will create a MySQL database called TUTORIALS.

Create a Database using PHP Script

PHP uses mysqli query() or mysql_query() function to create or delete a MySQL database. This function takes two parameters and returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Syntax

$mysqli->query($sql,$resultmode)

Sr.No. Parameter & Description
1

$sql

Required - SQL query to create a MySQL database.

2

$resultmode

Optional - Either the constant MYSQLI_USE_RESULT or MYSQLI_STORE_RESULT depending on the desired behavior. By default, MYSQLI_STORE_RESULT is used.

Example

Try the following example to create a database −

Copy and paste the following example as mysql_example.php −

<html>
   <head><title>Creating MySQL Database</title></head>
   <body>
      <?php
         $dbhost = 'localhost';
         $dbuser = 'root';
         $dbpass = 'root@123';
         $mysqli = new mysqli($dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpass);
         
         if($mysqli->connect_errno ) {
            printf("Connect failed: %s<br />", $mysqli->connect_error);
            exit();
         }
         printf('Connected successfully.<br />');

         if ($mysqli->query("CREATE DATABASE TUTORIALS")) {
            printf("Database TUTORIALS created successfully.<br />");
         }
         if ($mysqli->errno) {
            printf("Could not create database: %s<br />", $mysqli->error);
         }
         $mysqli->close();
      ?>
   </body>
</html>

Output

Access the mysql_example.php deployed on apache web server and verify the output.

Connected successfully.
Database TUTORIALS created successfully.
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