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Creating a Database

The key to using MySQL is an understanding of the SQL syntax itself. If you've used Oracle or another SQL-based system, you'll be right at home interacting with MySQL. For beginners, this introduction should be enough to get started, but we recommend a more complete text such as Sams Teach Yourself MySQL in 21 Days (ISBN: 0672319144).

To start MySQL, invoke the client (mysql) using mysql -u<username> -p<password>. To start, there should only be the root account available. If you didn't set the password for root, there will be no password required.


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