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i want to use mysqldump so that it includes the statement to create database if not exists, and drop database if exists. is this possible? what options can I use?

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You can get MYSQLDump to drop the database before creating it by adding


To your MYSQLDump command. You should already have the create database command in there.

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how do I make create table statement use namespace(db name) – user12145 Jan 29 '11 at 15:56
Only to correct the source code client/mysqldump.c. mysqldump add 'USE DBNAME;' statement. – alvosu Jan 29 '11 at 16:11
'IF NOT EXIST' added, if --databases or --all-databases option was given. – alvosu Jan 29 '11 at 16:13

--add-drop-database and --database name(or --all-databases). If use mysqldump db_name --add-drop-database, DROP DATABASE and CREATE DATABASE not be added.

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