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PHP & MySQL - Create Table

PHP uses mysqli query() or mysql_query() function to create a MySQL table. This function takes two parameters and returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.



Sr.No. Parameter & Description


Required - SQL query to create a MySQL table.



Optional - Either the constant MYSQLI_USE_RESULT or MYSQLI_STORE_RESULT depending on the desired behavior. By default, MYSQLI_STORE_RESULT is used.


Try the following example to create a table −

Copy and paste the following example as mysql_example.php −

      <title>Creating MySQL Table</title>
         $dbhost = 'localhost';
         $dbuser = 'root';
         $dbpass = 'root@123';
         $dbname = 'TUTORIALS';
         $mysqli = new mysqli($dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpass, $dbname);
         if($mysqli->connect_errno ) {
            printf("Connect failed: %s<br />", $mysqli->connect_error);
         printf('Connected successfully.<br />');
         $sql = "CREATE TABLE tutorials_tbl( ".
            "tutorial_id INT NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, ".
            "tutorial_title VARCHAR(100) NOT NULL, ".
            "tutorial_author VARCHAR(40) NOT NULL, ".
            "submission_date DATE, ".
            "PRIMARY KEY ( tutorial_id )); ";
         if ($mysqli->query($sql)) {
            printf("Table tutorials_tbl created successfully.<br />");
         if ($mysqli->errno) {
            printf("Could not create table: %s<br />", $mysqli->error);


Access the mysql_example.php deployed on apache web server and verify the output.

Connected successfully.
Table tutorials_tbl created successfully.