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   config as element(configuration),
   database-name as String,
   security-db as (Number|String),
   schema-db as (Number|String)?
) as element(configuration)


This function creates a new database specification.

config A configuration specification, typically as returned from one of the Admin module functions.
database-name The name the database to create. The name must not be used by any other database in the cluster.
security-db The ID of the security database (for example, xdmp.database("Security") used by this database.
schema-db The ID of the schemas database (for example, xdmp.database("Schemas") used by this database.

Required Privileges



  const admin = require('/MarkLogic/admin.xqy');
  const config = admin.getConfiguration()
  admin.databaseCreate(config, "myNewDatabase",
            xdmp.database("Security"), xdmp.database("Schemas"))

      //returns the new configuration element -- use admin.saveConfiguration
      //to save the changes to the configuration or pass the configuration
      //to other Admin API functions to make other changes.  

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