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mysql_create_db

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

mysql_create_dbCreate a MySQL database

Warning

This extension is deprecated as of PHP 5.5.0, and will be removed in the future. Instead, the MySQLi or PDO_MySQL extension should be used. See also MySQL: choosing an API guide and related FAQ for more information. Alternatives to this function include:

Description

bool mysql_create_db ( string $database_name [, resource $link_identifier = NULL ] )

mysql_create_db() attempts to create a new database on the server associated with the specified link identifier.

Parameters

database_name

The name of the database being created.

link_identifier

The MySQL connection. If the link identifier is not specified, the last link opened by mysql_connect() is assumed. If no such link is found, it will try to create one as if mysql_connect() was called with no arguments. If no connection is found or established, an E_WARNING level error is generated.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example #1 mysql_create_db() alternative example

The function mysql_create_db() is deprecated. It is preferable to use mysql_query() to issue an sql CREATE DATABASE statement instead.

<?php
$link 
mysql_connect('localhost''mysql_user''mysql_password');
if (!
$link) {
    die(
'Could not connect: ' mysql_error());
}

$sql 'CREATE DATABASE my_db';
if (
mysql_query($sql$link)) {
    echo 
"Database my_db created successfully\n";
} else {
    echo 
'Error creating database: ' mysql_error() . "\n";
}
?>

The above example will output something similar to:

Database my_db created successfully

Notes

Note:

For backward compatibility, the following deprecated alias may be used: mysql_createdb()

Note:

This function will not be available if the MySQL extension was built against a MySQL 4.x client library.

See Also

PHP Manual