MySQL: Creating and Listing a Table; Listing the Fields in a Table


To See the Tables in Your Database:

1. Type the following:

    mysql> SHOW TABLES;
    Empty set (0.00 sec)

NOTE: If you have not made any, then zero will appear.

To Create a Table: 

1. Type the following:

    mysql> CREATE TABLE Friends (name char(20), age integer);
    Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.05 sec)

2. A table with two fields has now been created: an array of twenty characters, or a "name" field, and an integer, "age" field.  You should see something like this when you ask to see your tables


example table

3. You can now view the columns in your new table:

table with columns

To Put Data into a Table:

1. Type the following to put a record in your table:
    mysql> INSERT INTO Friends (name, age) values ('Tom' , 20);
    Query OK, 1 row affected (0.03 sec)

2. Now you can view your record:

table with data entry


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