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MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual  /  ...  /  SHOW CREATE DATABASE Syntax

13.7.6.6 SHOW CREATE DATABASE Syntax

SHOW CREATE {DATABASE | SCHEMA} [IF NOT EXISTS] db_name

Shows the CREATE DATABASE statement that creates the named database. If the SHOW statement includes an IF NOT EXISTS clause, the output too includes such a clause. SHOW CREATE SCHEMA is a synonym for SHOW CREATE DATABASE.

mysql> SHOW CREATE DATABASE test\G
*************************** 1. row ***************************
       Database: test
Create Database: CREATE DATABASE `test` /*!40100 DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8mb4 
                 COLLATE utf8mb4_0900_ai_ci */ /*!80014 DEFAULT ENCRYPTION='N' */

mysql> SHOW CREATE SCHEMA test\G
*************************** 1. row ***************************
       Database: test
Create Database: CREATE DATABASE `test` /*!40100 DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8mb4 
                 COLLATE utf8mb4_0900_ai_ci */ /*!80014 DEFAULT ENCRYPTION='N' */

SHOW CREATE DATABASE quotes table and column names according to the value of the sql_quote_show_create option. See Section 5.1.8, “Server System Variables”.