|DBDesigner 4 is a free available database design system that integrates database design, modelling, creation and maintenance into a single, seamless environment.
It is written for Microsoft Windows 2k/XP and Linux KDE/Gnome.
DBDesigner 4 is developed and optimized for the MySQL-Database and is made available under the GNU GPL License.
More information about DBDesigner 4 can be found at: http://www.fabforce.net/dbdesigner4/
The latest DBDesigner 4 version can be downloaded from: http://www.fabforce.net/downloads.php
Connect to a database.
Operating system used
Windows XP Home Edition Version 5.1 SP 2
- Select menu Database | Connect to Database.
- Press button New Database Connection and enter the following values:
Enter a self chosen name name for the connection, for example: mamboDB
Enter the hostname where the MySQL server is installed, for example: localhost
Enter the database name you want connect, for example: mambo
Username and Password
Enter a username and password of an account who has permission to access the database, for example username=root, password: mysecret
- Press OK button. The database connection is now defined. In the Select Database Connection window you can now select the defined connection name (for example mamboDB)
- Press Connect button. You are now connected to the database, to verify this look at the bottom right of the window.