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Old 10-27-2006, 04:47 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by dacoyle View Post
To get started, I need to know the structure of the database (no. of fields, names, etc.) as I have to create it myself. Is that info online anywhere? The phpBB "help" said "have your host create a database" which isn't very helpful...
"Creating a database" for a package generally does not mean you have to populate it with all the tables. An installation routine will generally ask for a database (so that has to exist, including a valid user for it) and then itself create all the tables needed in that database.

"Database" in MySQL jargon is really nothing but a directory that serves as a 'receptable" for the files that form the tables and their indexes; you will need to create not only that database, but also a user/password with sufficient admin permissions to access it ("sufficient" meaning the user needs to have permission to create and maybe drop tables in addition to do the usual queries to update the data ans get informnation out of it). Do not ever use your "root" user - just create a user for for each application with sufficient (but no more than that) permissions for just that database.

If you have phpMyAdmin on the server you can create the database and user yourself.

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