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MySQL Help Tables

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MySQL Help Tables 5.7
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mysql mysql < file_name

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mysql --init-command="SET sql_log_bin=0" mysql < file_name

As of MySQL 5.7.5, the SET statement is included in the file, so the --init-command option is not needed.

Example Databases

Title Download DB HTML Setup Guide PDF Setup Guide
employee data (large dataset, includes data and test/verification suite)
world database
sakila database
menagerie database

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MySQL Development Cycle
MySQL++ Manual

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