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Development Tools Database Foundations Creating Tables and Manipulating Data with SQL Creating a Table

Tables not showing up, missing?

I've been following the tutorial and when I try to create a table it doesn't show up under my database. I double checked that I'm using the correct database. The action output lets me create a table but doesn't show it in the schema. Help?

2 Answers

First refresh the schema, or database (Should be on the left near the word SCHEMAS)

Then make sure to query which schema to use by typing,

USE movie_db_1;

and then running the query by pressing the lightning button just above the query.

After selecting the database you want to work with Andrew then shows you how to create a table with the command

CREATE TABLE actors (name VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL);

Which is creating a table with the label actors with a column name that contains a maximum of 50 characters which are NOT NULL.

Again, run the query by pressing the lightning button just above and you should have a success message in your Action Output alongside a new table inserted into your database.

SOLUTION: You must refresh the SCHEMAS after you run the query or else you will be viewing the old database and not the updated version.

If you need further explanation or a better walk through the rest of the tutorial please let me know and I will do my best to help!

David Axelrod
David Axelrod
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I had the same problem! I right clicked on the sidebar and clicked refresh all then my table apeared, varchar and all!