How to I fix this in mysql administrator - The storage engine you selected is not enabled currently

Posted on 2008-06-18
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I had this message once before but briefly. A restart probably fixed it but not this time.

The storage engine you selected is not enabled currently

It appears when I attempt to create a new table in MySQL Admin

thanks for any help
Question by:Ryan Bayne
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Expert Comment

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Could you please provide a create table statement for your table?

MySQL have several database engines, MyISAM, InnoDB are examples.
The engine can be specified using ENGINE keyword in create table statement as follows:

create table table 1 (...) engine=myisam;

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by:Ryan Bayne
ID: 21818557
Well I was using manual controls to create the table no statement.

It would however be something like below...
which also causes the error. At the moment I think its InnoDB and when I access the list of them many of them are in red including InnoDB.

I've not made changes to MySQL admin can anything locally cause it
    id varchar(32) NOT NULL,
    access int(10) unsigned,
    data text,
    PRIMARY KEY (id)

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by:Ryan Bayne
ID: 21818574
Sorry i said using the query window causes the error but it doesnt
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Author Comment

by:Ryan Bayne
ID: 21818595
OK heres an existing table, so I could probably create tables still however I'd still like to know whats causing this so I can use manual abilitys in the admin interface

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by:Ryan Bayne
ID: 21818597

DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `webtg2008`.`users`;
CREATE TABLE  `webtg2008`.`users` (
  `id` int(11) NOT NULL auto_increment,
  `uname` varchar(25) NOT NULL default '',
  `fname` varchar(30) NOT NULL default '',
  `lname` varchar(20) NOT NULL default '',
  `email` varchar(45) NOT NULL default '',
  `country` varchar(20) default NULL,
  `zipcode` bigint(20) default NULL,
  `datejoined` datetime default NULL,
  `passwd` varchar(32) NOT NULL,
  `access` varchar(15) NOT NULL default 'member',
  PRIMARY KEY  (`id`)

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Alex-w474 earned 250 total points
ID: 21820270
So, I suppose that you can create tables using MyISAM engine with create table SQL statement, right?
If so, you should be able to create tables in MySQL Administrator when you select database type MyISAM. Database engines that are disabled (in red), can be enabled if you have access to the MySQL configuration file (my.ini), and mysql binaries, consider the following manual articles: and

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