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Engine agnostic MySQL test cases
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Mark writes Now we all need the storage-engine independent test suite. I could not agree more. I have made comments about this probably as early as 4 years ago, and both before and while working for MySQL Inc.

There is however a way to do it with the current mysql-test syntax. While not ideal, it does actually work.
It took me like an hour to dig though old, old backup code, but I found it.

The Test Case:

$ cat t/engine_agnostic.test
CREATE TABLE i(id INT UNSIGNED NOT NULL);
let $ENGINE=`select variable_value from information_schema.global_variables where variable_name='STORAGE_ENGINE'`;
--replace_result $ENGINE ENGINE
SHOW CREATE TABLE i;

The Test Result:

cat r/engine_agnostic.result
CREATE TABLE i(id INT UNSIGNED NOT NULL);
SHOW CREATE TABLE i;
Table

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How do I create a simple MySQL database
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I was asked this question recently “I am wanting to create a simple MySQL database consisting of 5 tables”?

While it’s easy to tell people to RTFM, the question does warrant an answer for the MySQL beginner to provide a more specific guidance as to where to start, and what to do. As a expert in MySQL it’s easy to forget how you would describe what to do. Here are my tips to getting started.

Step 1. Download the MySQL 5.1 software for your platform (e.g. Linux, Windows, Mac etc) from MySQL 5.1 Downloads. There are many different versions of MySQL, MySQL 5.1 is the current production version.

Step 2. You will need to install the MySQL software. The MySQL reference manual is the place to go, Chapter 2

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