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  1. Introduction
  2. Requirements
  3. Procedure


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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