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Creates an empty database.


database, attribute table, SQL


db.createdb --help
db.createdb driver=name database=name  [--help]  [--verbose]  [--quiet]  [--ui]



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Verbose module output


Quiet module output


Force launching GUI dialog


driver=name [required]

Name of database driver
Options: dbf, mesql, mysql, odbc, ogr, pg, sqlite
Default: sqlite

database=name [required]

Name of database


db.createdb allows the user to create a new empty database through different drivers. A working database connection needs to be established, see db.login.

Currently only SQLite and PostgreSQL database drivers are supported.


Create a new SQLite file-based database

Note that the standard GRASS GIS SQLite database is by default generated in the user’s current mapset. This example shows an out-of-mapset database file creation:

db.createdb driver=sqlite database=/opt/sqlite.db

Create a new PostgreSQL database

Create a new PostgreSQL database (after the PostgreSQL connection got established through the pg driver):

db.createdb driver=pg database=grassdb

Create a new PostgreSQL database (after the PostgreSQL connection got established through the odbc driver):

db.createdb driver=odbc database=grassdb


Support other database drivers, too.

See Also

db.columns, db.connect, db.describe, db.drivers, db.dropdb, db.droptable, db.execute, db.login, db.tables

GRASS SQL interface


Radim Blazek, ITC-Irst, Trento, Italy
SQLite and PostgreSQL support by Martin Landa, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Source Code

Available at: db.createdb source code (history)

Accessed: Tuesday May 14 13:39:48 2024

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