Connecting to the Database

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This guide will show you how to connect to a Poland Lab database using MySQL Workbench.

Step 1
Request a username/password from the Poland Lab.

Step 2
Go to https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/ to download MySQL Workbench.

Step 3
Open MySQL Workbench and click on the plus sign next to "MySQL Connections." This will allow you to create and save your connection information for the database.

Make sure the following information is in the fields:

  • Connection Method: Standard (TCP/IP)
  • Hostname: beocat.cis.ksu.edu
  • Port: 6306
  • Username: your-username
  • Password: your-password

Step 4
Once you are connected, click on the "Schemas" tab. You should see the database or list of databases that you have been given access to. Double-click the database name. Then double-click "Tables." You should see a list of all the tables belonging to this database. You can now right-click on any table and select the "Select Rows" option. This will display the content of the table and also allow you to start querying the table using SQL.