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Samuel Mamulaschwili
Samuel Mamulaschwili
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Mysql CREATE TABLE Problem!


I`m trying to create a mysql table, but stuck with a problem.

The error message:

Connected successfullyCould not create table You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '(14) NOT NULL, primary key ( emp_id ))' at line 1

My code is:

<?php $dbhost = 'localhost:3036'; $dbuser = 'root'; $dbpass = 'root'; $conn = mysql_connect($dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpass); if(! $conn ) { die('Verbindung zur Datenbank nicht möglich. ' . mysql_error()); } echo 'Connected successfully'; $sql = 'CREATE TABLE employee( '. 'emp_id INT NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, '. 'emp_name VARCHAR(20) NOT NULL, '. 'emp_address VARCHAR(20) NOT NULL, '. 'emp_salary INT NOT NULL, '. 'join_date timestamp(14) NOT NULL, '. 'primary key ( emp_id ))';

mysql_select_db('test_db'); $retval = mysql_query( $sql, $conn ); if(! $retval ) { die('Could not create table ' . mysql_error()); } echo "Table create successfully\n"; mysql_close($conn); ?>

What`s wrong???

Thanks for help Sam

1 Answer

Hi Samuel,

I'm no expert at php or SQL but I modified your code and this worked for me. I'm running mySql version 5.5. Hope it works for you. Here is a link you might be interested in: MySQL TIMESTAMP. Viel Glück!



        $dbhost = 'localhost';
        $dbuser = 'xxxxx';
        $dbpass = 'xxxxx';
        $conn = new  mysqli($dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpass);
        if(!$conn ) {
            die('Verbindung zur Datenbank nicht möglich. ' . mysqli_error($conn));

        echo 'Connected successfully';

        echo ('Selected the test_db database <br>');

            emp_name VARCHAR(20) NOT NULL,
            emp_address VARCHAR(20) NOT NULL,
            emp_salary INT NOT NULL,
            join_date timestamp NOT NULL)';

         // $retval = mysql_query( $sql, $conn );
         if(!$conn->query($sql)) {
            die('Could not create table ' . mysqli_error($conn));

         echo "Table create successfully\n";