Client is called “mysql.exe” Located in the “bin” directory inside the MySQL installation directory Called in a command console window Connect using:
mysql -h host -u user -p Then supply password from prompt host is the IP number or domain name of computer hosting MySQL user is your user name
Use “show databases;” to list existing databasesat the command prompt (note semicolon) as shown:mysql> show databases; To use a specific database, at the command prompt, type “use comp361” as shown:mysql> use comp361
At command prompt, type “show tables;” You can view a table structure by typing “describe table_name;” table_name is the name of the table
CREATE TABLE Students ( Name VARCHAR(40) NOT NULL, ID VARCHAR(40) NOT NULL, PRIMARY KEY (ID));
mysql> LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE “test.txt" INTO TABLE pet FIELDS TERMINATED BY XXX FIELDS [optionally] ENCLOSED BY YYY LINES TERMINATED BY rn ; XXX are the characters separating fields (e.g. tab t). YYY are characters enclosing fields e.g., "" This should be accompanied by a ESCAPED BY character.
mysql> LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE “I:users.csv" INTO TABLE leo FIELDS TERMINATED BY , LINES TERMINATED BY rn ; [Windows text files need Carriage Return + Line Feed line termination (rn) Leave out “LOCAL” to load from the server’s data directory]
CREATE TABLE UPDATE abc SET xyz DROP TABLE abc SELECT * FROM efg WHERE ijk = “stu“ INSERT INTO shop VALUES (1,A,3.45),…….; Learn common MySQL data types