I have just downloaded WAMP. I want to configure a password for the MySQL root user using MySQL console. No password has been set previously.
The following is the input
mysql-> use mysql Database changed mysql-> UPDATE user -> SET Password=PASSWORD<'elephant7'> -> WHERE user='root';
ERROR 1064 (42000): You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the
manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right
syntax to use near ‘WHERE user=’root” at line 3
You can use:
SET PASSWORD FOR 'root' = PASSWORD('elephant7');
or, in latest versions:
SET PASSWORD FOR root = 'elephant7'
You can also use:
UPDATE user SET password=password('elephant7') WHERE user='root';
but in Mysql 5.7 the field password is no more there, and you have to use:
UPDATE user SET authentication_string=password('elephant7') WHERE user='root';
Answered By – White Feather
Answer Checked By – Jay B. (BugsFixing Admin)