PHP 5.6.0beta1 released

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.

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zubrag
7 years ago
mysql_create_db function will not work on cPanel hosting. If you need to create database from your PHP script on cPanel hosted server then you'll need to use cPanel interface. Database creation code would look like (calling cPanel's adddb function): http://USER:PASS@HOST:2082/frontend/SKIN/sql/adddb.html?db=DB

You can download ready-made sample php script from http://www.zubrag.com/scripts/cpanel-database-creator.php
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omer
8 years ago
for MySQL4.1 lib users;

as noted the function is a no-go for MySQL4.1 libs.  While i do not know the logic behind this i was relieved to see that

mysql_connect ("localhost","$user","$password")
$soru = 'CREATE DATABASE '.$dbname;
mysql_query($soru);

worked just fine...
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