MySQL Error: The user specified as a definer (‘xyz’@’localhost’) does not exist

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To learn how to fix the issue “The user specified as a definer (‘xyz’@’localhost’) does not exist” in MySQL. It can be any value in place of ‘xyz’.

This error has occurred because you have defined different users in Definer and using other accounts in MySQL.

So while creating Triggers, you should use the “root@localhost” in the Definer. Follow the below steps to resolve this error:

Step 1: Open phpMyAdmin

Step 2: Select your database and table

Step 3: Click on the “Triggers” tab from the top of the page

Step 4: Click on the “Edit” to edit triggers.

Step 5: Change Definer from xyz@localhost to root@localhost

For more details check this screenshot:

The user specified as a definer ('xyz'@'localhost') does not exist

Akash Roshan

Akash is a PHP developer and wants to share his knowledge through Blogs. He is currently growing in the IT industry while fulfilling his own goals.

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