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To use MySQL server on the command line, you must have the correct system path. This is usually done automatically.

How to check if the MySQL server is a Environment Variable:

  • Press Windows + R and type cmd
  • In the CMD opened type mysql

If the MySQL server is not a Environment Variable you will get an error like : Not recognised command


It is a must to have MySQL server already installed, if you don't have MySQL server installed follow this tutorial


  • Locate mysql.exe. For example: C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\bin
  • Search for Edit the system environment variables
  • Click Environment Variables and locate User variables for $USERNAME
  • Select Path variable and click Edit
  • Press the New button and insert the path to mysql.exe you located earlier
    • Example: C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\bin

Now everything is set-up and you can acces mysql from the command line.

To check if the set-up was done correctly press Windows + R and type cmd, when you will type mysql in the console you will see all the options.

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