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NAME

db.createdb - Creates an empty database.

KEYWORDS

database, attribute table, SQL

SYNOPSIS

db.createdb
db.createdb --help
db.createdb driver=name database=name [--help] [--verbose] [--quiet] [--ui]

Flags:

--help
Print usage summary
--verbose
Verbose module output
--quiet
Quiet module output
--ui
Force launching GUI dialog

Parameters:

driver=name [required]
Name of database driver
Options: dbf, mysql, odbc, ogr, pg, sqlite
Default: sqlite
database=name [required]
Name of database

Table of contents

DESCRIPTION

db.createdb allows the user to create a new empty database through different drivers. A working database connection needs to be established, see db.login.

Currently only SQLite and PostgreSQL database drivers are supported.

EXAMPLES

Create a new SQLite file-based database

Note that the standard GRASS GIS SQLite database is by default generated in the user's current mapset. This example shows an out-of-mapset database file creation:
db.createdb driver=sqlite database=/opt/sqlite.db

Create a new PostgreSQL database

Create a new PostgreSQL database (after the PostgreSQL connection got established through the pg driver):
db.createdb driver=pg database=grassdb

Create a new PostgreSQL database (after the PostgreSQL connection got established through the odbc driver):

db.createdb driver=odbc database=grassdb

TODO

Support other database drivers, too.

SEE ALSO

db.columns, db.connect, db.describe, db.drivers, db.dropdb, db.droptable, db.execute, db.login, db.tables

GRASS SQL interface

AUTHORS

Radim Blazek, ITC-Irst, Trento, Italy
SQLite and PostgreSQL support by Martin Landa, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Last changed: $Date: 2014-12-07 14:22:14 -0800 (Sun, 07 Dec 2014) $

SOURCE CODE

Available at: db.createdb source code (history)


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