On this page I will show you how to make a MySQL database on your computer. Additionally, I will also tell you how to provide permissions for the newly created database.
The commands for creating a database in Windows and Linux/Unix are the same. However, the preliminary commands in Linux are slightly more complex. Since this tutorial is meant for the complete newbie, I’ll discuss the Windows and Linux/Unix systems separately.
We’ll create a database called employees that contains details of employees of our company Bignet. The details we plan to store would be names, salaries, age, addresses, emails, birth dates, hobbies, phone numbers etc.
create database employees;
(Note: The command ends with a semi-colon).
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)
The server responds with the list of databases.
+----------------+ | Database | +----------------+ | employees | | mysql | | test | +----------------+ 3 rows in set (0.00 sec)
Here we have three databases, two created by MySQL during installation and our employees database.
mysql -u root -p
The system prompts for the MySQL root password that you set up in Installing MySQL on Linux. (Note: This is not the Linux root password but the MySQL root password). Enter the password, which is not displayed for security reasons.
Once you are successfully logged in, the system prints a welcome message and displays the mysql prompt … something like
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is 1 to server version: 3.22.32 Type 'help' for help. mysql>
create database employees;
(Note: The command ends with a semi-colon)
GRANT ALL ON employees.* TO manish@localhost IDENTIFIED BY "eagle";
The above command grants my account (manish@localhost) all the permissions on employees database and sets my password to eagle. You should replace manish with your user name and choose an appropriate password.
mysql -u user_name -p
Type in the password when prompted. (This password was set by the GRANTS ALL… command above) . The system displays the welcome message once you have successfully logged on to MySQL. Here is how your session should look like:
[manish@localhost manish]$ mysql -u manish -p Enter password: Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g. Your MySQL connection id is 3 to server version: 3.22.32 Type 'help' for help. mysql>
mysql> SHOW DATABASES; +----------------+ | Database | +----------------+ | employees | | mysql | | test | +----------------+ 3 rows in set (0.00 sec)
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