Good rule - to debug try to run the same command on the command line of the terminal tool, you'll get better errors.

But I suspect you have not said what the PRIMARY KEY is - typically you would say: PRIMARY KEY(f_name, l_name)
or perhaps account whatever, it should be unique.

Good Luck,

On Feb 27, 2007, at 3:58 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

From: aconite <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date: February 27, 2007 3:58:23 AM PST
Subject: error creating tables

im trying to create a database in a php file.i have MySql 5.0.33 PHP 5.2.1
this is the code i have in the php file

$con = mysql_pconnect("","root","12345");
if (!$con)
  die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());

if (mysql_query("CREATE DATABASE mydatabase",$con))
  echo 'Database created  ';
  echo "Error creating database: " . mysql_error();

die('Could not select database: mydatabase ' . mysql_error());

 echo "Database selected     ";

if (mysql_query("CREATE TABLE customer
                             (f_name VARCHAR(15) NOT NULL,
           l_name VARCHAR(15) NOT NULL,
                              phone  VARCHAR(11) ,
                              account INT UNSIGNED PRIMARY KEY)")
  echo 'table created';
  echo "  Error creating table: " . mysql_error();

when i view this file in the browser i get

Database created Database selected Error creating table: Can't create table
'.\mydatabase\customer.frm' (errno: 121)

any idea wht the prob is??
I did some reading and found it might have something to do with InnoDB. but i dont know what that is .If that is the prob can someone please explain
InnoDB concept
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