Creating tables in a database with phpMyAdmin Print

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How to create a table in a database using phpMyAdmin:

Step 1: Log in to phpMyAdmin and make sure you are on the main screen.

Step 2: Select the database in which you want to create a new table from the blue section on the left panel. Click on the database name.

Step 3: In the right-hand window, you'll see a panel to create a new table. It starts by asking for a name for the new table. Enter a name for your table in the provided blank box.

Step 4: In the next box, specify the number of fields (columns) your new table will have. Once you've entered the number of fields, click the "Go" button.

Step 5: Now, a new set of boxes will open. These are where you define the details for each field within your new table.

- In the first column, enter the name of the field.
- In the second column, select the data type for the field, such as integer, decimal, text, etc.
- In the third column, specify the length of the entry (the maximum number of characters allowed).

Step 6: Optionally, you can designate a field as the Primary Key. This is typically used for an auto-incrementing ID field. To set a field as the Primary Key, find the "Extra" box in the third column, and select the icon that looks like a page with a key in front of it (auto-increment). Make sure to mark the radio button to indicate it's the primary key.

Step 7: Continue entering names and information for the rest of your fields, following the same process as in step 5.

Step 8: Once you've defined all your fields, click the "Save" button.

Step 9: You will now see the table you've created displayed on the screen, along with the corresponding SQL query used to create it.

Step 10: In the blue window on the left, you will see your new table listed under the selected database.

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