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Description

This function creates a database.

Warning:

We strongly recommend that you use the following UAPI function instead of this function:

Important:

In cPanel & WHM version 76, the MySQL role affects this function.

Examples 


 WHM API (JSON)
https://hostname.example.com:2087/cpsess###########/json-api/cpanel?cpanel_jsonapi_user=user&cpanel_jsonapi_apiversion=2&cpanel_jsonapi_module=MysqlFE&cpanel_jsonapi_func=createdb&db=example_database


Note:

 For more information, read our Calls from the WHM API documentation.

 LiveAPI PHP Class
$cpanel = new CPANEL(); // Connect to cPanel - only do this once.
 
// Create the database "example_database"
$create_database = $cpanel->api2(
    'MysqlFE', 'createdb', 
    array(
        'db' => 'example_database',
 ) 
);


Note:

For more information, read our Guide to the LiveAPI System.

 

 LiveAPI Perl Module
my $cpliveapi = Cpanel::LiveAPI->new(); # Connect to cPanel - only do this once.
 
# Create the database "example_database"
my $create_database = $cpliveapi->api2(
    'MysqlFE', 'createdb',
    { 
        'db' => 'example_database',
    }
);


Note:

For more information, read our Guide to the LiveAPI System.

 

 cPanel Tag System (deprecated)


Warnings:

  • In cPanel & WHM version 11.30 and later, cPanel tags are deprecated. We strongly recommend that you only use the LiveAPI system to call the cPanel APIs. Examples are only present in order to help developers move from the old cPanel tag system to our LiveAPI.
  • cPanel API 2 calls that use cPanel tags vary in code syntax and in their output.
  • For more information, read our Deprecated cPanel Tag Usage documentation.

 Command Line
cpapi2 --user=username MysqlFE createdb db=example_database


Notes:

  • You must URI-encode values.
  • username represents your account-level username.
  • You must run the --user=username command.
  • For more information and additional output options, read our Guide to cPanel API 2 documentation or run the cpapi2 --help command.
  • If you run CloudLinux™, you must use the full path of the cpapi2 command:

    /usr/local/cpanel/bin/api/cpapi2

 Output (JSON)
 {
  "cpanelresult": {
    "apiversion": 2,
    "data": [
      1
    ],
    "func": "createdb",
    "event": {
      "result": 1
    },
    "module": "MysqlFE"
  }
}


Note:

Use cPanel's API Shell interface (cPanel >> Home >> Advanced >> API Shell) to directly test cPanel API calls.

Parameters

ParameterTypeDescriptionPossible valuesExample
dbstring

Required

The database name.

A valid database name.

Warning:

The maximum length of the database name is 64 characters. However, due to the method that cPanel & WHM uses to store MySQL database names, each underscore character requires two characters of that limit. Therefore, if you enable database prefixing, the maximum length of the database name is 63 characters, which includes both the database prefix and the underscore character. Each additional underscore requires another two characters of that limit.

example_database

Returns

ReturnTypeDescriptionPossible valuesExample
reasonstring

A reason for failure.

Note:

This function only returns a reason value if it failed.

A string that describes the error.

This is an error message.
resultBoolean

Whether the function succeeded.

  • 1 — The function succeeded.
  • 0 — The function failed.
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