On Tuesday 04 June 2002 19:03, Jason Teagle wrote:

> > Ummm, not sure exactly what you're asking but you can use mysql_query to
> > issue the relevant sql commands to create your database and tables and
> Am I correct in saying that none of the SQL functions in PHP can actually
> create a database file when no file existed before? In other words, an
> empty database file must exist before SQL functions can be called on it?

As the guy said, use mysql_query() to issue the sql commands to create the 

 CREATE DATABASE my_database;

> This is the problem - how _do_ you create it? What does your install script
> do? Copy a blank template of a DB from a file in your installation package,
> or literally create a new file? I have no existing databases to work
> with... (what's the file extension for a MySQL-type database anyway [i.e.,
> MS Access = .MDB, MySQL = ?] ?)

The problem is that you haven't read the (mysql) manual. Either read the 
manual or search out (and read) the numerous tutorials that are available.

Jason Wong -> Gremlins Associates -> www.gremlins.com.hk
Open Source Software Systems Integrators
* Web Design & Hosting * Internet & Intranet Applications Development *

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and the rest of us.

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