Inserting Fields into Database Tables with phpMyAdmin

This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to phpMyAdmin. Let’s learn how to insert fields into database tables.

  1. Select the details table here.phpma-insertfield-frame03_1
  2. In this case, let’s choose to add an address field AFTER the name field.phpma-insertfield-frame05_1
  3. Click Save when finished.phpma-insertfield-frame11_1
  4. That’s it! Our details table now has a new address field.phpma-insertfield-frame12_1

 

Copying a Database Table with phpMyAdmin

This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to phpMyAdmin. Now let’s learn how to copy a database table.

  1. Click the database table you wish to copy.phpma-copy-frame3_1
  2. Then click the Operations tab.phpma-copy-frame4_1
  3. When copying a table, you can choose to copy the table structure only, the data only, or both. Enter a name for the new table here, then click Go.phpma-copy-frame5_1
  4. Copying a table actually creates a new table altogether (that’s identical to the one we’re copying)….. so we have to give a name for the new table.
  5. That’s it! A new table has been created, and it is a perfect copy of the original. Both tables are now listed here.phpma-copy-frame6_1

 

Renaming Database Tables with phpMyAdmin

This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to phpMyAdmin. Let’s learn how to rename database tables.

  1. Click the database table you wish to rename.phpma-rename-frame3_1
  2. Then click the Operations tab.phpma-rename-frame4_1
  3. Enter a new name for the table here.phpma-rename-frame6_1
  4. Then click Go.
  5. That’s it! The information table has been renamed infotable, and is listed here.phpma-rename-frame7_1

 

Exporting Databases and Tables with phpMyAdmin

This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to phpMyAdmin. Let’s learn how to export a database.

  1. Click the database you wish to export here.phpma-export-frame03_1
  2. Then click the Export button.phpma-export-frame04_1
  3. In this case, we want to export the entire database in SQL format, so we can easily import it later. This is a good way to backup your database.
  4. Be sure to check any options you want before proceeding.phpma-export-frame06_1
  5. Check the Save as File check box, then click Go.phpma-export-frame11_1
  6. That’s it! The demo1234_members database has been exported to our local computer.
  7. If you only wanted to export a table, and not the entire database select the table you want to export and export just as you would a database.
  8. Remember that exporting tables only exports the selected tables within a database, whereas exporting a database will export all tables as well the data schema(provided they’re all selected).
  9. That’s it! The details table has been exported to its own file.

 

Importing Databases and Tables with phpMyAdmin

 

  1. This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to phpMyAdmin.
  2. Now let’s learn how to import a database.
  3. Click the database you wish to import here.phpma-import-frame03_1
  4. Let’s assume the data in our details table is corrupt, and we want to import a saved (exported) copy of the data.
  5. Therefore, let’s first delete the existing details table from our database.phpma-import-frame05_1
  6. Now let’s import the saved copy of our database, which includes the details table.phpma-import-frame07_1

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  7. That’s it! The demo1234_members database has been successfully imported, as indicated here.

 

Creating Tables in a Database with phpMyAdmin

This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to phpMyAdmin. Let’s learn how to create a table within a database.

  1. Select the database here.phpma-createtable-frame03_1
  2. Enter a Name for your new table.phpma-createtable-frame04_1
  3. Then enter the number of fields this new table is to have. Click Go.phpma-createtable-frame05_1
  4. Now enter the details of each field within the new table.phpma-createtable-frame07_1
  5. The first field will be called id, and it will be an integer that’s 4 characters in length.phpma-createtable-frame08_1
  6. We also want this first field to be the Primary key that will be automatically filled in (auto_increment) when new entries are added to the table. Selecting this option makes the id field the Primary key in the table.phpma-createtable-frame13_1
  7. The remaining fields will be CHAR (character) fields. Be sure the length is set long enough to accomodate the fields.phpma-createtable-frame17_1
  8. When finished, click Save.phpma-createtable-frame22_1
  9. That’s it! Our new table (details) has been successfully created within our database(demo1234_members) as indicated here.phpma-createtable-frame23_1

 

Searching Through a Database with phpMyAdmin

This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to phpMyAdmin.  Now let’s learn how to use the Search feature.

  1. Click the database you wish to search here.phpma-search-frame03_1
  2. Then click the Search tab and enter words or values to search for in the database.
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  3. There are several options you can use to refine your search. This database only has one table (details), but if there were more, you could limit your search to specific tables here.phpma-search-frame05_1
  4. When ready, click Go to perform the search. This search found one match. Click Browse.phpma-search-frame06_1
  5. We can now make changes to the record that was found.phpma-search-frame10_1
  6. Click Go when finished.

 

Running SQL Queries on a Database with phpMyAdmin

 

  1. This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to phpMyAdmin. Now let’s learn how to run SQL queries on a database.phpma-query-frame02_1
  2. Click the database table you wish to run a SQL query on.phpma-query-frame03_1
  3. Click the SQL button here.phpma-query-frame05_1
  4. Then type your SQL command. Click Go when finished.phpma-query-frame06_1
  5. In this case, we’re going to delete the address field from the details table using the command:ALTER TABLE details DROP COLUMN address;
  6. That’s it! The SQL command is executed when you click Go. Let’s go take a look.
  7. The address field is no longer in our details table.phpma-query-frame09_1
  8. You can also click the SQL button directly from the table view. Doing so presents a SQL query window that is partially filled in.phpma-query-frame10_1

 

Deleting Tables from a Database with phpMyAdmin

This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to phpMyAdmin. Now let’s learn how to delete a table from a database.

  1. Select the table you wish to delete here.phpma-deltable-frame2_1
  2. You can delete individual fields from this table by selecting them here then clicking the delete icon here.phpma-deltable-frame3_1
  3. However, in this tutorial, we’re going to demonstrate how to delete the entire table and everything in it.
  4. Click the Drop button here. Then click OK to confirm.phpma-deltable-frame4_1
  5. The addresses table has been deleted (or dropped) from the database.phpma-deltable-frame5_1
  6. The addresses table is no longer listed in our database’s list of tables.phpma-deltable-frame6_1

 

How To Manage a MySQL Database with phpMyAdmin in cPanel

  1. This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.
  2. Now let’s learn how to manage a database with phpMyAdmin.
  3. Click the “phpMyAdmin” icon.cpanel-pl-mysql-11-phpmyadmin-02
  4. This is the phpMyAdmin main page. It is from here that you can manage all MySQL databases that exist in your hosting account.cpanel-pl-mysql-11-phpmyadmin-03
  5. In the top left corner, you’ll see an entry with your account user name. Click the “plus sign” to its left.cpanel-pl-mysql-11-phpmyadmin-04
  6. You’ll now see a list of databases in your account. Click the one you want to manage.cpanel-pl-mysql-11-phpmyadmin-05
  7. You can now start managing your database. You can manage tables, add or delete entries, and perform queries among other things.cpanel-pl-mysql-11-phpmyadmin-06