VTK/Examples/Cxx/Databases/SQL/MySQL/CreateDatabase

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CreateDatabase.cxx

#include <vtkSmartPointer.h>
#include <vtkMySQLDatabase.h>
#include <vtkSQLQuery.h>
#include <vtkVariant.h>

int main(int, char *[])
{
  vtkSmartPointer<vtkMySQLDatabase> db =
    vtkSmartPointer<vtkMySQLDatabase>::Take(vtkMySQLDatabase::SafeDownCast(
            vtkSQLDatabase::CreateFromURL( "mysql://root@localhost/TestDatabase" ) ));

  bool status = db->Open();
  
  std::cout << "Database open? " << status << std::endl;

  if(!status)
    {
    //create database
    std::cout << "Database does not exist, create it!" << std::endl;
    db->CreateDatabase("TestDatabase", false);
    }
  else
    {
    std::cout << "Database already exists!" << std::endl;
    }

  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

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CMakeLists.txt

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8)

PROJECT(CreateDatabase)

find_package(VTK REQUIRED)
include(${VTK_USE_FILE})

add_executable(CreateDatabase MACOSX_BUNDLE CreateDatabase.cxx)

if(VTK_LIBRARIES)
  target_link_libraries(CreateDatabase ${VTK_LIBRARIES})
else()
  target_link_libraries(CreateDatabase vtkHybrid vtkWidgets)
endif()

Download and Build CreateDatabase

Click here to download CreateDatabase. and its CMakeLists.txt file.

Once the tarball CreateDatabase.tar has been downloaded and extracted,

cd CreateDatabase/build 
  • If VTK is installed:
cmake ..
  • If VTK is not installed but compiled on your system, you will need to specify the path to your VTK build:
cmake -DVTK_DIR:PATH=/home/me/vtk_build ..

Build the project:

make

and run it:

./CreateDatabase

WINDOWS USERS PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to add the VTK bin directory to your path. This will resolve the VTK dll's at run time.