Running SQL queries on a database with phpMyAdmin

This tutorial assumes you've already logged in to phpMyAdmin.

Now let's learn how to run SQL queries on a database.

Click the database table you wish to run a SQL query on.



As demonstrated in another tutorial, you can delete (or drop) a field from a table by selecting it here then clicking the drop icon here.



In this tutorial however, let's demonstrate how to delete this address field using pure SQL commands.

Click the SQL button here.



Then type the SQL command to delete the address field from the details table. Click Go when finished.



That's it! the SQL command has been executed. Let's go take a look.

The address field is no longer in our details table.



You can also click the SQL button directly from the table view (instead of from the database view which is what we did).....

..... doing so presents a SQL query window that is partially filled in.



For more information on learning about SQL query syntax, visit the MySQL documentation available here.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to run SQL queries on a database using phpMyAdmin.


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