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Creating a Database and Table in MySQL

Working with databases and tables is a foundational skill for any database administrator. This ability to create multiple databases and multiple tables within each database allows administrators to ensure that data is grouped in a logical order. In this lab, you will walk through creating and deleting databases and tables in a MySQL server.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 0m
Clock icon May 10, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Log into the MySQL Database

    As the cloud_user, run the following command and enter the password from the instructions (under Additonal Information) when prompted:

    # mysql -u root -p

  2. Challenge

    Delete the `bad_data` Database from the MySQL Server

    In the mysql prompt, run the following command:

    mysql> DROP DATABASE bad_data;

  3. Challenge

    Create a Database Named `customer_info`

    In the mysql prompt, run the following command:

    mysql> CREATE DATABASE customer_info;

  4. Challenge

    Delete the Table `payment_info` from the `2004_data` Database

    In the mysql prompt, change the database to 2004_data:

    mysql> USE 2004_data;

    Drop the payment_info table:

    mysql> DROP TABLE payment_info;

  5. Challenge

    Create a Table Named `payment_info` in the `customer_info` Database According to the Characteristics Provided in the Instructions

    Change the database to customer_info:

    mysql> USE customer_info;

    Create the payment_info table with the characteristics provided:

    mysql> CREATE TABLE payment_info (cust_id INT AUTO_INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY, user_name VARCHAR(50) UNIQUE, card_number INT, purchase_item VARCHAR(255));

    Verify that the table was created as expected:

    mysql> DESCRIBE payment_info;

    Exit the mysql prompt:

    mysql> exit

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