SQL - Database Programming Language
This course covers the basics of working with SQL. Work your way through the videos and we'll teach you everything you need to know to interact with database management systems and create powerful relational databases!

Mysql Mac Installation

Lesson 5
Author : Mike Dane
Last Updated : December, 2017


  1. Download mySQL Community Server - https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/
  2. Run installer
  3. Write down temporary password
  4. Open ‘MySQL’ in System Preferences and start the server
  5. Configure command line to recognize ‘mysql’ command
    • echo ‘export PATH=/usr/local/mysql/bin:$PATH’ >> ~/.bash_profile
    • . ~/.bash_profile
  6. mysql -u root -p
    • Enter temporary password from step 3 when prompted
  7. Change temporary password
    CopyALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'new_password';
  8. Test to make sure new password worked
    • exit
    • mysql -u root -p
      • Enter new password when prompted
  9. Create a database
    Copy     CREATE DATABASE giraffe_db;
  10. Done!