[fpc-pascal] remote mysql connection

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Feb 12 20:08:19 CET 2008

On Tue, 12 Feb 2008, Wolfram Kl├Ąger wrote:

> I am trying to get access to a remote MySQL database via sqldb and
> mysql50conn, ending up with 'EDatabaseError, Server connect failed.'
> Probably naive to assume, the fcl-db units work with a remote server as
> well as with localhost. For FTP up-/downloads I am using the Synapse
> toolkit successfully. Can anybody provide a working demo, how to mysql
> over synapse, or how to connect to a remote MySQL server at all?

The fcl-db units should work out of the box with remote servers; 
I use them like that.

Just set hostname, databasename, username/password and that should be it.
Make sure that 
a) the mysql server is listening to remote requests.
b) the default mysql port is correct. 
   (if not, add a port=xyz line to the Params property)
c) the user has permissions to connect to the database
d) the server doesn't run a firewall that blocks access.


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