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    Unhappy MYSQL help needed

    Hi All

    I am having troubles trying to create my first table in mysql

    I am using version 5.0

    I have entered the code below in mysql:

    mysql>CREATE TABLE table_name (
    -> column_1_name column_1_type column_1_details,
    -> column_2_name column_2_type column_2_details,
    -> ...
    ->);

    and i get the following error:

    ERROR 1064 (42000): You have an error in your SQL syntax;check the manual that corresponds to your Mysql server version for the right syntax to use near 'column_1_type column_1_details,column_2_name column_2_type column_2_details,' at line 2

    Anyone able to help?

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    "column_1_type" is not a valid datatype

    you need something like DATETIME, INTEGER, or VARCHAR(42)

    nor will "column_1_details" work either, you actually have to code some valid details, like PRIMARY KEY, NOT NULL, DEFAULT 'no way', and so on
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