How to install MySQL

Download MySQL

Follow these steps:

  • Go to MySQL official website http://www.mysql.com/downloads/
  • Choose the version number for MySQL community server which you want.

Installing MySQL on Windows

Your downloaded MySQL is neatly packaged with an installer. Download the installer package, unzip it anywhere and run setup.exe.

By default, this process will install everything under C:\mysql.

Verify MySQL installation

Once MySQL has been successfully installed, the base tables have been initialized, and the server has been started, you can verify its working via some simple tests.

Open your MySQL Command Line Client, it should be appeared with a mysql> prompt. If you have set any password, write your password here. Now, you are connected to the MySQL server and you can execute all the SQL command at mysql> prompt as follows:

For example: Check the already created databases with show databases command:

how to install mysql

What is Primary key

A primary key is a single field or combination of fields that contains a unique record. It must be filled. None of the field of primary key can contain a null value. A table can have only one primary key.

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