Hello there everyone of dBforums... I have found this wonderful place in hope of a few questions being answered.
I'm needing to now use MySQL on a site and I have no clue how.
I am hosted on the Net by a wonderful person who has assigned me a dbname, a username, and a password for MySQL. HOWEVER, I have no idea how to access the database/MySQL. Which program(s) do I need to do it or is there other information I should get from my host? Just wondering if anyone here can set me off on the right path to entering the world of MySQL and if anyone has the time or patience to help a clueless newbie .
Hey everyone, thanks SO much for your replies they have been very helpful....
I have a couple of questions ... this is going to sound so idiotic yet I have to do it: where am I typing "mysql -u username".... etc. etc.? I thought I knew where it went but..... I obviously don't because it didn't work lol.... and also what sort of things do the programs you mentioned do, healdem?
To help you better, kindly explain your situation a little more better. Give information about the location of the MySQL server, Your machine operating system, applications that you have related to MySQL and also briefly tell us what you want to achieve with MySQL (create new tables or access tables which r already present etc)
Don't feel that you r not very knowledgeable. Every one started as newbie...