USE

This MySQL statement sets the default database MySQL is to use for the current session.

Syntax

Below is the syntax for this command. Text within square brackets (i.e, [ and ] ) are optional. Choices are separated by bars (i.e, | ). Ellipses preceded by a comma indicates a repeating pattern. Ellipses before or after syntax are used to highlight a relevant except from the larger syntax. Text displayed in italic letters represent text that should be replaced with the specific names related to the database (e.g., column with the name of the column).

USE database

Explanation

This statement sets the default database MySQL is to use for the current session. This allows the name of the default database to be omitted from statements.

Examples

For instance, db1.table1 can be written as just table1, and db1 is assumed.

USE company_database;

The semicolon may be omitted from the statement. The mysql client can specify a database at start-up through the --database or --D option.