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Initialize the Database

Now let's check back in on the sst start command that we ran back in the Create a New Project chapter.

Once your local development environment is up and running, you should see the following printed out in the terminal.

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Starting Live Lambda Dev
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SST Console: https://console.serverless-stack.com/my-sst-app/frank/local
Debug session started. Listening for requests...

Open the SST Console link in the browser, and select the RDS explorer.

Console RDS tab

Hit the Migrations button on the right, and apply the article migration. This will create a table named article. It'll be storing all the links that've been submitted to our app.

Console apply migration

Now let's verify that the table has been created successfully.

Enter SELECT * FROM article into the query editor, and click Execute. You should see 0 rows being returned.

Console query article

We are now ready to start up our frontend locally.