Concept of schema in MySQL

Is there a suggested way to use “schemas” in mysql? For example, if I have one database called events and then I want to have two environments dev and prod, what might be a way to do that? Currently I add a table prefix, but it seems a a bit hack-ish:

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Answer

you create a separate database for that, because MySQL does not have the concept of schema like e.g. PostgreSQL does.

You create one database for production e.g. prod_database with the table names event and event_type. and one database for dev e.g. dev_database, with the same table names event and event_type. As you always want to have the same table names in different environments.

You could (and should) even use the same database name, if you host the database on different servers. Which for production and development/staging would also make sense e.g. to test server version updates on one setup without affecting production.