Connecting to MySQL 4.x and 5.x

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MySQL 4.x and 5.x

  • Let un == user name (for example, "root")
  • Let pw == password
  • Define a driver template for MySQL 4.1 (use this for 5.x too). (Window, Preferences, Connectivity, Driver Definitions; select Database, MySQL, 4.1, click Add)
  • Then in "Available driver templates", select Database, MySQL, 4.1, MySQL JDBC Driver, and give driver a name like "My MySQL". Check "Edit New Driver Definition Immediately". Click "OK".
  • Remove faulty jar files, and add the right one (like mysql-connector-java-5.0.4-bin.jar) from known location (if you don't have one, download it from MySQL site)
  • Database name: yourDatabaseName
  • Driver class: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver
  • Connection URL: jdbc:mysql://localhost/yourDatabaseName
  • User ID: un
  • Password: leave blank, will be added later

Next, create the connection profile (Window, Show View, Data Source Explorer, right-click Databases, New)

  • Choose "Generic JDBC Connection"
  • Give the profile an appropriate name, such as "MySQL - yourDatabaseName"
  • Choose the driver template you just created from the combo box (e.g. "My MySQL")
  • Add password
  • Test connection with "Test connection" button
  • "Finish" to save the connection profile

Note that you might have to tweak these values for your case. Results in a partial tree in Data Source Explorer, and can be used with the SQL Editor.