Golang - MySQL Select Example

In this source code example, we show how to select or retrieve data from MySQL database table in Golang with an example.

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Required package

To connect to MySQL we need a driver. Here is the driver that we are going to use.

To install it into GOPATH we simply run this command:

G:\GoLang\examples>go get -u github.com/go-sql-driver/mysql

Database Set up

Let's use below SQL statement to create a database in the MySQL server:

create database demo

After creating the database, use the below SQL script to create a students table in the database:

CREATE TABLE `students` (
  `email` varchar(255) DEFAULT NULL,
  `first_name` varchar(255) DEFAULT NULL,
  `last_name` varchar(255) DEFAULT NULL,
  PRIMARY KEY (`id`)

Insert Data

Let's use the below example to insert data into students table and then we will be able to select data from a database.

Golang - MySQL Insert Example

Golang MySQL Select Example

In this example, we will retrieve or select data from the students table.

Let's create a file named "go_example.go" and add the following content to it:

package main

import (

    _ "github.com/go-sql-driver/mysql"

type Student struct {
    Id         int
    Email       string
    First_Name string
	Last_Name string

func main() {

    db, err := sql.Open("mysql", "root:root@tcp(")
    defer db.Close()

    if err != nil {

    res, err := db.Query("SELECT * FROM students")

    defer res.Close()

    if err != nil {

    for res.Next() {

        var student Student
        err := res.Scan(&student.Id, &student.Email, &student.First_Name, &student.Last_Name)

        if err != nil {

        fmt.Printf("%v\n", student)


G:\GoLang\examples>go run go_example.go
{1 admin@gmail.com admin admin}

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