Initial setup and configuration of MySQL on XP SP2

Posted on 2006-06-14
Last Modified: 2012-06-27

I'm having a devil of a time installing MySQL for the very first time so that it hooks into ODBC. I assume this is the way to do it if I'm ultimately trying to setup a data bind for Dreamweaver MX 04.

When I am in the ODBC config area, I see my recently installed MySQL ODBC driver 3.51.12. If I select that to add to ODBC stack, the config screen comes up, but when i try to add the database (which I had just created successfully in the Command window) I'm getting an error:

Request returned with SQL_ERROR

If I hit the Diagnostics button in the ui, it reads:

[MySQL][ODBC 3.51 Driver]Access denied for user 'ODBC'@'localhost' (using password: NO)


[MySQL][ODBC 3.51 Driver]Access denied for user 'ODBC'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

I've tried it both ways with the only password I've indicated during initial setup of MySQL.

Can you tell I'm a total newb? Help!


Question by:billium99
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by:Kim Ryan
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What is the username for your only password? It looks like MySQL expects an account to exist with user name of  ODBC.

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Thanks - yeah I didn't give any user name during setup so I believe it defaulted to ODBC. I've tried with and without including this as my user name.

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todd_farmer earned 500 total points
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Try it with using "root" as your user name (leaving the password blank).
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I would suggest that you create a new user for the connection.
Also with host '%'. The first root user is for localhost.So you won't be able to connect from another PC with root@localhost.

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root as the user name did it! Now for some reason in Dreamweaver I'm still having an issue binding to this db instance, but I'll set that as another new question.



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Thanks ZO3niE - would you say that the remote access issue is the only consequence to leaving the user name as root? If so, I won't worry about this for now, but I appreciate the advice.
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It is not the only consequence - the root account is a full-access account.  Leaving it with a blank password is not recommended, nor is using it for anything other than local development.  Probably OK for a dev box (although I would recommend changing it) - definately not secure for a publicly-accessible box.

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