Managing MySQL tables through phpMyAdmin – learn more about the MySQL-insert and the alter-table functions of phpMyAdmin
Continuing from the previous post about MySQL database management, where you were offered some useful examples and video guides on creating a MySQL database and a MySQL table, it is our pleasure to now take you further in exploring the art of managing MySQL databases for your dynamic content driven websites.
How to use phpMyAdmin – the MySQL administration tool
phpMyAdmin – the one and only user-friendly tool for handling your MySQL databases has become the top-choice for users due to its graphic interface and wealth of supported functions such as browsing, creating, dropping, altering MySQL databases, tables, fields and indexes. The tool is offered in multiple languages and is equipped with a comprehensive online documentation of how to use it. Imagine this tool readily integrated into your web hosting Control Panel, so that all your website management operations could be handled from a single place! Well, to find out how this is possible and how to handle the basic database operations with phpMyAdmin, such as creating databases and tables and restoring databatases from a backup – check out what we have for you in our phpMyAdmin encyclopedia article.
How to insert data in a MySQL table through phpMyAdmin
Since tables are the building units of MySQL databases, knowing how to manage them will help you control your dynamic website content in the smallest details. Inserting data in a MySQL table is the second most important thing you should do after creating that table. The MySQL-insert function supported by phpMyAdmin allows you to import any kind of data into your websites. Check out examples of how to log into your MySQL databases through a Control Panel-integrated MySQL Database manager and automatically insert the respective information or import a MySQL dump file using the popular PHPMyAdmin interface.
How to alter a MySQL table through phpMyAdmin
After getting the knack of inserting data in a MySQL table you will be ready to get into the basics of another key table management operation – altering a MySQL table. The MySQL alter table option supported by phpMyAdmin is the key to keeping the information on your site always up to date and secure. The most important supported functions include changing or deleting existing table values such as the field name, the type and the length of the allowed characters, reordering the table, as well as renaming, moving or copying the entire table, just to mention a few. All those basic table management operations have been illustrated for you in detail in the MySQL alter table article. You will also see that altering a MySQL table is possible through the MySQL Server-inbuilt SQL command linem as well.
We are trying our best to keep walking you through the magic world of databases, so stay tuned for more to come shortly.
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