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Error Creating BSM Database MySQL

Thread began 10/23/2009 7:47 pm by gregurke385889 | Last modified 10/26/2009 2:58 pm by Eric Mittman | 895 views | 2 replies |


Error Creating BSM Database MySQL

Page 13 of the eCart Tutorial "To create the sample MySQL database"

The explanation for mac asks to use terminal. Tried it to the letter numerous times, didn't work. I am using MAMP now and have only just recently finished the PHP starter kit so am new to all this dynamic stuff (static web/graphic designer)

Anyway with MAMP running the MySQL Server I can go into MySQL admin and try and create the database form there right?

I copied the blue_sky_music.sql file to the Documents folder as directed, and went to create new database/schema but it gave me an error message. I then tried "restoring" the .sql file instead. I have attached (picture 1 ) to show the error message I keep getting after trying a number of times. (tried turning MAMP off, have run a diagnostic to repair permissions on the HD you name it.)

With MAMP I tried using MySQL Lite to create the db and it seemed to work although it won't sow up in MySQL Admin so I can follow the steps to add the table content.

Sorry if any of the above shows I have no idea, but I just want to push on.



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Office Guy-172461

I'm at a disadvantage here because I don't do Mac or MAMP but:

1. The .sql file is what's called a SQL dump file. It is just a text file full of SQL instructions that you can view in a text editor. It works the same as if you typed them in by hand.

2. You can run those instructions to create the database for you by importing or "run a batch file" depending on what program you are using (Not that you would want to).

Have a look here:
Exporting and Importing a database using phpMyAdmin

phpMyAdmin comes pre-installed with most hosts.

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Eric Mittman

One way that I create db's from backups like this is to create the db myself from either the command line or a GUI tool. Then when I have this empty db opened I just cut and paste the sql from the file into a query window and execute all the statements. It is probably worth getting phpMyAdmin installed if you are having a hard time with your current GUI tool. Another good tool for the Mac is sequel pro.

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