Creating Tables

SQL is not just used for table data manipulation. Rather, SQL can be used to perform all database and table operations, including the creation and manipulation of tables themselves.

There are generally two ways to create database tables:

  • Most DBMSs come with an administration tool that can be used to create and manage database tables interactively.

  • Tables may also be manipulated directly with SQL statements.

To create tables programmatically, the CREATE TABLE SQL statement is used. It is worth noting that when you use interactive tools, you are actually using SQL statements. Instead of your writing these statements, however, the interface generates and executes the SQL seamlessly for you (the same is true for changes to existing ...

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