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Creating a PlanetScale Database

This document explains how to create a PlanetScale Database using the PlanetScale console.

Prerequisites

Before you can create a PlanetScale Database, you must first create a cluster.

Overview

To create a PlanetScale Database, you will complete the following steps:

Step 1: Open the Overview page for a cluster.

When you create a new cluster, this page opens automatically. Otherwise, log in to the PlanetScale console.

Clusters view

Step 2: Select a cluster.

Click on the name of the cluster where your database will run. This will open the overview for the cluster.

Step 3: Click Create Database.

In the cluster overview, click the Create Database button.

Create your first Database

This opens the Create New Database pane.

Step 4: Name your database.

In the Create New Database pane, enter the name of your new database.

Create New Database pane

Database names can only contain lowercase alphanumeric characters.

Step 5: Select a region.

In the Create New Database pane, select a region from the Regions dropdown. You can choose from the regions that you selected for the cluster where this database will run.

Select region dropdown

Step 6: Click Next.

Step 7: Select a database configuration.