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How to Connect to MySQL Server from the Command Line

This section describes how to connect to MySQL login command line for the server by using the command-line options. These options help in specifying how to establish connections to the MySQL server for clients.


There are different ways of connecting to MySQL Server. You can connect to MySQL Server through MySQL Client, dbForge Studio for MySQL, and MySQL Workbench. 


For information on establishing connections to the MySQL login command line, lets dive into detail.

Different ways of connecting the MySQL login command line for servers

Here in this write-up, we consider each MySQL login command line method in detail.


  1. Connecting to MySQL server by using the MySQL Command-Line Client

  2. Connecting to MySQL server by using the MySQL dbForge Studio 

  3. Connecting to MySQL server by using MySQL Workbench

Method # 1: Connecting to MySQL Server By Using the MySQL Command-Line Client

Step1: Locate the MySQL Command-Line Client


Usually, MySQL server is installed with a console client for working with databases. You need to go to the MySQL command line available in the Start menu on Windows

Keep in mind, that the client is installed in two versions with or without the support of Unicode.



Step 2: Run the client

When you run the client on MySQL login command Line for servers, the command prompt window opens up with a message to enter a password.

Step 3: Enter your password

Here, you need to do the MySQL login Command line by entering the password. It is the same password that was set by you for the root user during the MySQL installation.


After a successful connection, you see a window like this:



Step 4: Get a list of databases

Now, to get a list of databases, you need to enter the show databases command MySQL Server.



Step 5: Create a database

After that, create a new database by using the create database command.



Step 6: Select the database you want to use

If you want to connect to a particular MySQL database, at the command prompt window of MySQL, type the use database command. With that mention the database name you want to use.



Step 7: Create a table and insert data

Now, create a table by using the create table command. After that, insert data into the table by using the insert query for MySQL.



Step 8: Finish working with the MySQL Command-Line Client

Once you completed your work, you can exit from the MySQL client by typing quit at the prompt and pressing Enter.

Method # 2: Connecting to MySQLlogin command line by using dbForge Studio

dbForge Studio is an all-inclusive premium GUI tool for MySQL.It allows you to develop, manage, and administer MySQL databases in a feature-rich environment. By using dbForge Studio for MySQL, you can smoothly and swiftly set up a remote database connection as well as connect to your local server.


To connect to MySQL login command line for MySQL Server by using Studio for MySQL:


Step1: Open Database Connection Properties


Firstly, open the dialog box of Database Connection Properties in one of the following ways:


Click the New Connection available on the Database menu

or

You can open it from the Connection toolbar by clicking the New Connection button.



Step 2: Select Connection Type


After opening the new connection, choose the type of connection from the Type box. There are two types of connections are available: TCP/IP and Named pipe.


Step 3: Enter host name


Now, enter the host name in the Host box.


Step 4: Enter Port Information


For a TCP/IP type of connection, enter the port detail in the Port box. The default port number is 3306. For a Named pipe type of connection, you need to enter the pipe name in the Pipe box.


Step 5: Enter log in details


In this step, you need to enter the login credentials in the available fields - User and Password.


Step 6: Select the database


In the Database field, select the name of the database to which you want to connect.


Step 7: Generate connection name


In this step, from the host name the Connection Name will be generated automatically. However, in case of requirement, you can also open to creating a distinctive name for your new connection.



Step 8: Configure advanced connection properties


Actually, this step is an optional step. 


You can select Advanced tab to configure advanced connection properties. On this tab, you can specify Connection timeout and Execute timeout values in seconds. 


In this step, you can select the Encoding type from a drop-down list. You can select any check box to enable any of them, the Detect MySQL character set, Use compression, and Keep connection alive options.



Step 9: Go to the Security tab


This step is also not a mandatory one. To configure security properties you can click the Security tab. You can set up SSL or SSH security properties through this tab.



Step 10: HTTP Tab 


You can configure HTTP tunnel properties by going to the HTTP tab.



Step 11: Test Connection


To verify that you can access MySQL login command line for Server by using the connection information youve specified, click the Test Connection button available in the left corner of the dialog box.

Step 12: Create connection


Click OK to create the connection.


dbForge Studio for MySQL gives more control over connection configuration. It also offers a straightforward and simple method to connect to MySQL Server.


Method # 3: Connecting to MySQL Using MySQL Workbench

MySQL Workbench is a tool popular among developers, database architects, and DBAs. 


To access MySQL login command line by using Workbench:


Step 1: Run MySQL Workbench.


First of all run MySQL Workbench


Step 2: Connect to the database


Go to the Database menu and click the Connect to Database option.


Otherwise, click the plus icon that appears next to MySQL Connections label.


Step 3: Enter connection details


In the appearing window of Connect to Database, define the Connection name as well as provide the host name, port, and user values.



Step 4: Configure SSL


This step is optional, but if you want to proceed you need to go to the SSL tab to configure SSL connection settings.



Step 5:Advanced connection

To configure the advanced connection settings, you need to go to the Advanced tab.



Step 6: Test Connection


For checking the parameters that youve entered, you need to click the Test Connection. Once you are sure with all the specific credentials then click the OK button.

Step 7: Enter password


To connect to MySQL server, enter a password.


Step 8: Completion


Once youve successfully connected to MySQL Server, you will be able to see a list of databases on the left.



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