Connecting to a database

To create a connection:

  1. In Database Explorer, click New Connection.
  2. In the Host field, specify the host name.
  3. In the Port field, specify the port information. The default port number is 3306.
  4. In the User and Password fields, insert the login credentials.
  5. In the Database field, type or click the name of the database you want to connect to.
  6. The Connection name should be generated automatically from the host name. You can create a distinctive name for your new connection.
  7. Optional: In the Document Category field, assign a category for a new connection.
  8. Optional: To configure advanced connection properties, click Advanced.
  9. Optional: To configure security properties, click Security. For example, you can set up either SSL or SSH security protocols.
  10. Optional: To configure HTTP tunnel properties, click HTTP.
  11. Optional: To configure embedded server properties, click Embedded.
  12. Optional: Click Test Connection to verify that you can connect to the database by using the specified connection information.

  13. To create the connection, click OK.

Database connection