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Run Rails Database Console

rails dbconsole

rails dbconsole opens database console for you based on your application database.yml.

$ rails dbconsole
Reading table information for completion of table and column names
You can turn off this feature to get a quicker startup with -A

Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 6
Server version: 5.6.x MySQL Community Server (GPL)

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Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

mysql> show databases;
| Database           |
| information_schema |
| mysql              |
| performance_schema |
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

This is useful to validate your database.yml configuration.

rails db

You can also use rails db command.

$ rails db
SQLite version 3.19.3 2017-06-27 16:48:08
Enter ".help" for usage hints.