2031. Installing MySQL and Workbench on Mac
MySQL and MySQL Workbench

Install MySQL database and MySQL Workbench on Mac.

1. MySQL Database

MySQL is the most popular Open Source Relational SQL Database Management System. MySQL is one of the best RDBMS being used for developing various web-based software applications.

2. Installing MySQL

2.1 Downloading MySQL

Go to https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/, choose free MySQL Community Server, select ‘Mac OS X’ and download the DMG Archive.

2.2 Installing MySQL

image Then, follow the wizard to install MySQL. image At the end of the installation, there will be a popup dialog with showing the database connection information. Note down the password for root user, root@localhost: VAJJ&kNor7y<.

[Note] A temporary password is generated for root@localhost: VAJJ&kNor7y<

If you lose this password, please consult the section How to Reset the Root Password in the MySQL reference manual.


2.3 Starting MySQL Instance

Go to System Preferences->MySQL. image Click the ‘Start MySQL Server’ button to launch MySQL database. image You should see the status of MySQL is ‘running’. image

3. Installing MySQL Workbench

3.1 Downloading MySQL Workbench

MySQL Workbench is a client tool to manage MySQL database. Go to https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/, select ‘Mac OS X’ and download MySQL Workbench. image

3.2 Installing MySQL Workbench

Then, follow the wizard to install MySQL Workbench.

3.3 Creating New Connection

After installation, launch MySQL Workbench. image Click the Plus button to add a new connection, specify the connection name. image Set Username to ‘root’, click ‘Store in Keychain …’, provide the password which was noted down in Step 2.2. image Click the ‘Test Connection’ button. Unfortunately, fail to connect. image Save the connection any way. Then, double click on this connection, in the ‘Password Expired’ popup dialog, provide the new password(eg.abc123), click Enter. image Input the new password, and click OK. image If you test the connection again. You will see the connection between MySQL Workbench and MySQL database is created successfully. image Once the connection is successfully setup, double click on it or right-click on it -> Open connection. You will see a new window where you can manage your MySQL database. image

4. Creating Database and Table

In MySQL Workbench, execute following sql script to create a new database named jsptutorial.


image Then, right-click on SCHEMAS->Refresh All. The new database shows up. image Run the following script to create a table named Product, which contains three columns.

USE `jsptutorial`;
CREATE TABLE `Product` (
  `ProductId` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
  `ProductName` varchar(50) DEFAULT NULL,
  `Price` double NOT NULL,
  PRIMARY KEY (`ProductId`)

image Run the following sql script to create initial data.

INSERT INTO `Product` VALUES (1,'Xbox',100),(2,'PS4',400),(3,'iPhone',699);

image Run the following script to show all data in table Product.

SELECT * FROM jsptutorial.Product;


5. References