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Creating a Table in MySql

Would someone from Treehouse please address this issue? Issues like this will make me cancel my Treehouse account.

I am having trouble with the following question:

Create a table called "products" with a VARCHAR column named "name", a TEXT column named "description" and a INTEGER "stock_count" column. The name should be up to 100 characters long.

I am entering the following SQL statement:

CREATE TABLE products (name VARCHAR(100), description TEXT, stock_count INTEGER);

In turn I receive the following error message:

SQL Error: table products already exists

Please help me. Thank you.

Probably your table already exists as SQL informs you, have you tried another name or putting it between quotes.

At least your Query is valid i tried it myself :)

1 Answer

Thanks! I just had to keep playing around with my SQL and finally got it to pass with:

CREATE TABLE products (name VARCHAR(100) NOT NULL, stock_count INTEGER NULL, description TEXT NULL);

I guess they want you to specify whether or not an attribute is null-supported or not.