MySQL Required to Run Form Tools

Q

Is MySQL Server Required to Run Form Tools?

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A

Yes. Form Tools uses MySQL to store data. So you need a system that runs MySQL server with a database to host Form Tools tables.

Here is what you can do on your macOS to verify the MySQL server and prepare a database for Form Tools.

1. If you don't have MySQL server installed, follow other tutorials to install MySQL server.

2. Log in to MySQL server as an admin user to create a Form Tools user and database.

fyicenter$ /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql -u root -p
   ******
Server version: 8.0.17 MySQL Community Server - GPL

mysql> create database formtools character set utf8;

mysql> create user 'formtools'@'%' identified by 'f0rmt00l$';

mysql> grant all on formtools.* to 'formtools'@'%';

mysql> exit

3. Verify the Form Tools user, formtools, access.

fyicenter$ /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql -u formtools -p
  ******
Server version: 8.0.17 MySQL Community Server - GPL

mysql> use formtools;

mysql> show tables;

mysql> exit;

SQL server database is ready for Form Tools.

 

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