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New user Can't get pass Session screen

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Written by ITnew
4 months ago
Category: General
5 posts since Fri, 09 May 14
I'm a new user and would like to use HeidiSQL to develop my first database. I don't know what I am suppose to do on the Session manager screen to get started. Is there a sample database available or how do I start a new one? Please help...
Written by kalvaro
4 months ago
594 posts since Thu, 29 Nov 07
Er... I suspect you need to read a little more. If you want to develop a MySQL driven app you need, well, MySQL in the first place. Go ahead to www.mysql.com/ and download MySQL Server (I strongly recommend the MySQL Installer download).

Once you have MySQL up and running, you can get back here and use HeidiSQL to manage your local server.
Written by ITnew
4 months ago
5 posts since Fri, 09 May 14
Thank you.
Written by ITnew
4 months ago
5 posts since Fri, 09 May 14
OK. I downloaded MySQL Installer with the full package and MySQL55 is running. What are the next steps to use HeidiSQL?
Written by jfalchMoney, Euro
4 months ago
388 posts since Sat, 17 Oct 09
buy a book on database programming.
Written by ITnew
4 months ago
5 posts since Fri, 09 May 14
jfalch, I developed a database using MySQL Workbench. Would like to gain some experience using HeidiSQL, but I can't get pass the Session Manager screen.
Written by jfalchMoney, Euro
4 months ago
388 posts since Sat, 17 Oct 09
Ok... in Session manager (bottom), click "New" button; type in a name for this new session.
on the right side:
select Network type =MySQL (TCP/IP).
after Hostname /IP, enter your MySQL host name - in your case most probably localhost if you installed mysql server on your own computer.
In fields User and Password enter the user name and password you selected when installing MySQL server. (user name is probably root).
on the left (bottom) click "Save"; then, on the right (bottom) click "Open".
Written by ansgar
4 months ago
4987 posts since Fri, 07 Apr 06
ITnew, what's so difficult here? There is even a short documentation on an entirely empty session manager. A similar dialog is used in MySQL Workbench, you must have seen that.
Written by ITnew
4 months ago
5 posts since Fri, 09 May 14
ansgar & jfalch, Thank you very much. I was able to resolve my issue by using the correct password. I am really sorry for all your trouble and frustration with me and this post.
Written by markwilliams
3 months ago
1 posts since Mon, 16 Jun 14
I've registered because I felt compelled to comment on this thread. Like ITnew, I've had some experience with MySQL but I am still learning. I'm using HeidiSQL at work and am looking to learn more at home so have just tried to set up Heidi myself. I keyed a question into google and received this thread. The second comment posted by jfalch was incredibly helpful and had me up and running in seconds. Is that not what these forums are for? I can't understand why the initial response and the comment posted by ansgar are so aggressive/irritable. What is the point in posting if it is just to mock someone who is trying to learn. Poor form guys.
Written by ansgar
3 months ago
4987 posts since Fri, 07 Apr 06
Shame on me. Yes, newbies are welcome. I was probably a bit upset by other tons of questions, unrelated to this one. Sorry.
Written by kalvaro
3 months ago
594 posts since Thu, 29 Nov 07

markwilliams wrote: I can't understand why the initial response and the comment posted by ansgar are so aggressive/irritable. What is the point in posting if it is just to mock someone who is trying to learn. Poor form guys.



It's pretty discouraging to answer an off-topic question by a misguided user, provide clear instructions about the next steps, and find that someone takes care of creating a forum account just to complaint about it. That "don't teach me, just fix my goddamned problem" attitude is out of place anywhere but it's particularly sad in a volunteer-driven community. I'm glad that at least the OP seemed to appreciate it.
 

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