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    ReQL command: db_create

    Command syntax

    r.db_create(db_name) → object

    Description

    Create a database. A RethinkDB database is a collection of tables, similar to relational databases.

    If successful, the command returns an object with two fields:

    • dbs_created: always 1.
    • config_changes: a list containing one object with two fields, old_val and new_val:
      • old_val: always nil.
      • new_val: the database’s new config value.

    If a database with the same name already exists, the command throws ReqlRuntimeError.

    Note: Only alphanumeric characters and underscores are valid for the database name.

    Example: Create a database named ‘superheroes’.

    r.db_create('superheroes').run(conn)
    
    {
        :config_changes => [
            {
                :new_val => {
                    :id => "e4689cfc-e903-4532-a0e6-2d6797a43f07",
                    :name => "superheroes"
                },
                :old_val => nil
            }
        ],
        :dbs_created => 1
    }
    

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