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How do you create a database table through a SQL statement (via an ASP page, perhaps)?

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Answer: To create a database table, use the SQL command CREATE TABLE. The command is pretty complex, and before you start creating tables via SQL code, be sure to read up on the command in the SQL Books On-Line. The basic structure of the CREATE TABLE statement is as follows:

   ColumnName1 Datatype Properties
   ColumnName2 Datatype Properties
   ColumnNameN Datatype Properties

So, to create a table named FooBar with Name and Age columns, you could use the following SQL script:

  Name varchar(50),
  Age int

To view a short example on how to accomplish this through an ASP page, take a moment to read this ASPMessageboard post!

The above example works well for creating a database table... but what if you want to create, say, an entire Access database (including the .MDB file itself)? Fortunately Microsoft has provided a set of libraries referred to as ADOX which allow for this functionality. To learn more about ADOX be sure to read: Working with ADOX.

Happy Programming!

FAQ posted by Scott Mitchell at 9/24/2000 12:27:52 AM to the Databases, General category. This FAQ has been viewed 74,803 times.

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