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MySQL is a popular open-source relational database management system. It is widely used in web applications to store and retrieve data. In this article, we will learn how to create a database using MySQL.


Before we begin, you should have the following installed on your system:

  • MySQL server
  • MySQL client (command-line or graphical)

You should also have administrative privileges to create databases.

Creating a Database

To create a new database in MySQL, follow these steps:

  1. Open the MySQL client.
  2. Log in to the MySQL server using the following command:

mysql -u username -p

Replace __username` with your MySQL username. You will be prompted to enter your password.

  1. Once you are logged in, create a new database using the following command:

Replace __dbname` with the name you want to give to your database.

  1. Verify that the database has been created by using the following command:

This will display a list of all the databases on the MySQL server, including the one you just created.

Here’s an example of creating a database named __mydatabase`:


After executing the statement, the database __mydatabase` will be created in your MySQL server.

It’s worth mentioning that you need appropriate privileges to create a database. Typically, this privilege is granted to the MySQL root user or to a user with administrative privileges.

Once the database is created, you can use it by selecting it with the __USE` statement:

USE mydatabase;

From that point on, any subsequent SQL statements will be executed within the context of the selected database.

Remember that the __CREATE DATABASE` statement should be executed in the context of an existing MySQL server. If you’re using a MySQL client, make sure you’re connected to a MySQL server before attempting to create a database.

Create Database and Visually Manage MySql using DbSchema

DbSchema is a MySQL client and visual designer. DbSchema has a free Community Edition, which can be downloaded here.

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Connect to MySQL

Start the application and choose to connect to the database. Choose MySql.

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Create the Database

Choose the host (localhost if MySQL is installed on the current machine), enter the database user and password.

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Enter the New Database Name

Choose the new database to create.


Creating a new database in MySQL is a simple process. You just need to log in to the MySQL server and use the __CREATE DATABASE command to create a new database. Remember to replace __dbname with the name you want to give to your database.

Visually Manage Databases using DbSchema

DbSchema is a databases client and visual designer. DbSchema has a free Community Edition, which can be downloaded here.
DbSchema main features include:

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Interactive Diagrams

Design tables, column and foreign keys directly in diagrams, by double-clicking them. Changes will be saved to the design model and, if DbSchema is connected to the database also into the database. More.

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Simple Connection Dialog

Choose the database location, the user and password, and simply get connected. Choose 'Edit Manually' into the JDBC URL combo to enter a custom URL. More.

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Relational Data Explorer

Explore data from multiple tables simultaneously, using foreign keys or virtual foreign keys. Double-click cells to edit the data. More.

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Query Builder

Create SQL Queries featuring JOINS, GROUP BY, ORDER BY just using the mouse. More.

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SQL Query Editor

Edit and execute SQL Queries. The editor is autocompletion-enabled. More.

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Design Schema in Team & Schema Deployment

DbSchema is using the design model, a copy of the schema structure, independent of the database.
The design model can be saved to file and shared in a team.
Connecting to another database you may compare the design model with the database, commit the differences or merge them in the design model. More.

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Dark Theme

Configurable styles & dark theme. More.

Many features are available in the free Community edition.
The Pro edition adds capabilities to save the design to the model file, design schema in team and deploy the schema on multiple databases.

DbSchema can be downloaded for free. No registration is required.