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Importing a completed database from a script

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Video: Importing a completed database from a script

In the exercises in the remainder of this video series, I am going to use a database that I have defined in an SQL script file. If you don't have access to the exercise files, you can find a copy of this database script in the free exercise files available on the lynda.com web site with this video series. If you have access to the exercise files, you'll be able to import the database quickly and easily in phpMyAdmin. You'll find the SQL file in the 04_createdatabase folder, under Exercise Files.

Importing a completed database from a script

In the exercises in the remainder of this video series, I am going to use a database that I have defined in an SQL script file. If you don't have access to the exercise files, you can find a copy of this database script in the free exercise files available on the lynda.com web site with this video series. If you have access to the exercise files, you'll be able to import the database quickly and easily in phpMyAdmin. You'll find the SQL file in the 04_createdatabase folder, under Exercise Files.

It's named explorecalifornia.sql. You can open this up in any text editor. I am using TextPad on Windows. I am first going to walk through the database structure and show you how the database is defined. In the top of the SQL file, there are some comments that indicate the character set, connection, and names. Then the table structures and data are added. For each table there is a DROP TABLE command and then a CREATE TABLE command.

This allows you to run the script, and it will wipe out any existing versions of the database tables and then create the new ones. The first table is named admin. It has three columns, called adminId - the primary key - userName and password. userName and password are both variable character columns. The primary key is adminId, the engine for the table is MyISAM, and then the character set and AUTO_ INCREMENT properties were set. The AUTO_INCREMENT is always set to the next available numeric value for the table.

There is one Insert statement that adds a single row to the table. The primary key is set to a value of 1, and so the next available primary key would be 2. So that's the admin table. I'll be using that in exercises about authenticating users on databases. The next table is named explorers. Once again, it has a Primary Key column. This time it's named explorerId. Then it has a whole series of columns, such as firstName, lastName, and so on. Most of these are variable character or text columns.

There is one column though, named dob, for date of birth, that's set as a date column. There are three existing records in the explorers table with primary key values of 1, 2 and 3, and so the AUTO_INCREMENT is set to 4. The next table is named packages and refers to tour packages. It has a primary key named packageId and three variable character columns. And then there are 9 records names Backpack Cal, California Calm, and so on.

If you are setting up this database from scratch, you can add any values you want into these columns. The next column is named states, and it's a list of the states of the union. It has two columns, named stateId and stateName. The first column is set as the primary key, but in this case there is not an AUTO_INCREMENT column because it's a text-based column. With the states table, the first value in the each row is the two-character abbreviation for the state, and the second column is the name of the state.

There are 51 records in this table, including 50 for the states themselves and one record for the District of Columbia. I'll be using this table in an exercise about data entry forms, and I'll show you how to take the data from this table and display it in a pulldown list that lets the user select a state. I'll scroll down a bit to the next table, which is named tours. The tours table has a primary key of tourId and a packageId, which is a foreign key.

This column, packageId, lets you relate the table to the packages table, using a primary key-foreign key relationship. Most of the other columns in this table are variable character or text columns, but there is one column named price which is set with a data type of double. A double is a numeric value that allows fractional values. The double type is very commonly used in MySQL to represent currency values. There is another column that's not text-based. It's called length, and it's in integer value.

This is the number of days for each tour. And then there were 20 something records that are provided for that table. So that's a look at the database structure. I'll show you how to import it. I'll go to phpMyAdmin. Before I can run the script, I need to create a new database, so I'll click into the Create new database field and type in "explorecalifornia" and then click Create.

Once I've created the database, I can import the script. I'll click the Import button at the top. Then I'll Browse and select the SQL file from the 04_ createdatabase folder of the exercise files. After selecting the file, I'll click Go, in the lower-right corner. It takes only a second or two to execute the script and create the database structure and data. I'll click into the first table admin, and show you that there is one row, with a userName of explorerone and a password of password.

I'll click into packages and show you that there are 9 records, states, and show you that there are many records for the various states, and tours.

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Dreamweaver with PHP and MySQL

61 video lessons · 37025 viewers

David Gassner
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  1. 8m 48s
    1. Welcome
      1m 25s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      2m 17s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 40s
    4. Understanding the differences between Dreamweaver CS5.5 and CS6
      3m 26s
  2. 19m 31s
    1. Understanding static vs. dynamic web pages
      4m 32s
    2. Selecting application and database servers
      6m 10s
    3. Introducing Apache, MySQL, and PHP
      6m 36s
    4. Installing Apache, MySQL, and PHP
      2m 13s
  3. 39m 34s
    1. Defining a Dreamweaver site
      3m 22s
    2. Configuring a PHP testing server
      7m 48s
    3. Creating and testing a PHP-based web page
      8m 25s
    4. Adding PHP commands with the Insert panel
      3m 14s
    5. Setting and outputting simple variables
      3m 56s
    6. Testing pages with Live view and Live Code view
      2m 9s
    7. Using server-side includes
      7m 50s
    8. Navigating included pages with the Code Navigator
      2m 50s
  4. 36m 37s
    1. Using code hinting with PHP variables
      5m 31s
    2. Understanding PHP custom classes
      6m 38s
    3. Adding Zend Framework to PHP on Windows
      5m 18s
    4. Adding Zend Framework to PHP on Mac
      4m 2s
    5. Using the Site-Specific Code Hints feature
      3m 43s
    6. Using Zend Framework classes with code hints
      7m 26s
    7. Managing reusable code with the Snippets panel
      3m 59s
  5. 18m 27s
    1. Understanding relational databases
      5m 26s
    2. Creating a MySQL database in phpMyAdmin
      4m 41s
    3. Adding data in phpMyAdmin
      2m 46s
    4. Importing a completed database from a script
      5m 34s
  6. 39m 35s
    1. Defining a Dreamweaver database connection
      5m 27s
    2. Building a simple recordset
      4m 31s
    3. Building an advanced recordset
      5m 1s
    4. Displaying data with repeating regions
      6m 4s
    5. Displaying data in a dynamic table
      4m 15s
    6. Formatting dynamic data
      4m 54s
    7. Displaying the total number of records
      2m 4s
    8. Limiting records with paging controls
      4m 5s
    9. Creating conditional regions
      3m 14s
  7. 43m 12s
    1. Building a simple data entry form
      5m 27s
    2. Handling form submissions with PHP
      5m 12s
    3. Creating a customer email form
      3m 9s
    4. Validating form controls with Spry
      7m 54s
    5. Populating a list control with dynamic data
      4m 50s
    6. Working with multiple checkbox controls
      8m 5s
    7. Sending email with Zend_Mail
      8m 35s
  8. 50m 51s
    1. Using data wizards
      6m 20s
    2. Formatting dates for SQL
      5m 27s
    3. Creating a custom data entry form
      4m 50s
    4. Preparing a database table for server behaviors
      3m 3s
    5. Using the Insert Record server behavior
      5m 42s
    6. Preparing an update form
      7m 6s
    7. Using the Update Form behavior
      5m 46s
    8. Creating list page links to edit and update data
      7m 3s
    9. Using the Delete Record server behavior
      5m 34s
  9. 14m 45s
    1. Creating a login form with a PHP server behavior
      6m 29s
    2. Protecting page access with PHP server behaviors
      4m 17s
    3. Logging out with a PHP server behavior
      3m 59s
  10. 22m 50s
    1. Configuring a remote server with FTP credentials
      4m 42s
    2. Synchronizing site assets with the remote server
      5m 27s
    3. Exporting the MySQL database to a script
      3m 8s
    4. Importing the MySQL database on a remote server
      2m 24s
    5. Configuring the site for the remote database
      7m 9s
  11. 52s
    1. Final thoughts
      52s

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