Student Lab Workbook: Installing MySQL Server and Workbench {Windows 10/11}

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Student Lab Workbook: Installing MySQL Server and Workbench on Windows 10 and 11

This guide will assist you in installing MySQL Server and MySQL Workbench on a Windows 10 and 11 system, along with guiding you through running basic SQL commands to create and populate databases and tables.
October 11 Class:
We will setup an Apache Web Server and use PHP to build a front end client for the MySQL Server with HTML forms.

**Prerequisite: Microsoft Visual C++ 2019 Redistributable Package**

MySQL 8.0 Server requires the Microsoft Visual C++ 2019 Redistributable Package to run on Windows platforms. You can download it from the [Microsoft Download Center](

**Section 1: Installing MySQL Server on Windows 10 and 11**

1. **Download MySQL Server:
For Windows : Download this file:
2. DONE: Start Installation:** After downloading, open the installer (.msi file). You might be prompted for administrative rights, grant them.
3. **Setup Type:** Select the setup type you prefer. For a basic installation, go for "Server Only" or "Developer Default." Continue by clicking "Next."
4. **Installation:** Review the products to be installed and click on "Execute" to start the installation.
5. **Product Configuration:** Proceed with product configuration that includes configuring the server type, connectivity, authentication method, service details, etc.
6. **Root password:** During the configuration process, set a root password for your MySQL Server essential for server login.
7. **Finish Installation:** Finish the configuration, and on the final screen, click on "Finish."
Now you can check the Services Panel of your OS to verify that your Database Server process is running:

Now we have a SERVER: We need a CLIENT to talk to the SERVER: That Client is called MySQL Workbench.

Section 2: Installing MySQL Workbench on Windows 10 and 11

1. **Download MySQL Workbench:** Go to [MySQL Workbench download page]( and select the version suitable for Windows. Download the installer.
2. **Start Installation:** Open the installer (.msi file) and follow the instructions. You may need to provide administrative rights.
3. **Finish Installation:** Once the installation completes, you'll find MySQL Workbench in your list of installed applications.
## **Section 3: Connect to MySQL Server through MySQL Workbench**
1. **Open MySQL Workbench:** You can find it in the Start Menu or search for it.
2. **Add Connection:** In MySQL Workbench, click on the '+' sign next to the "MySQL Connections" to add your server. Keep the "Hostname" and "Port" as is ( and 3306) and enter your root password set during the MySQL Server installation.
3. **Test Connection:** After adding the details, select "Test Connection." If everything was set up correctly, you should get a successful connection message.
## **Section 4: Create and Populate a Database**
After successfully connecting to your server, here's how you could create and populate a database:
Try to make the College Enrollment Database in MySQL
1. **Create a Database** ```sql CREATE DATABASE studentDB; ``` 2. **Select the Database** ```sql USE studentDB; ``` 3. **Create a Table** ```sql CREATE TABLE students ( student_id INT AUTO_INCREMENT, first_name VARCHAR(40) NOT NULL, last_name VARCHAR(40) NOT NULL, email VARCHAR(60), PRIMARY KEY (student_id) ); ``` 4. **Insert Data into the Table** ```sql INSERT INTO students (first_name, last_name, email) VALUES ('John', 'Doe', ''), ('Jane', 'Doe', ''); ``` 5. **View the Data in the Table** ```sql SELECT * FROM students; ``` Congratulations, you've installed MySQL Server and MySQL Workbench on your Windows machine and successfully run SQL commands to create and populate a database! Continue exploring SQL commands and experiment with complex database operations.

Here are step-by-step instructions to start and use MySQL Workbench:

## Starting MySQL Workbench
1. If you're using Windows, select MySQL from the Start menu and then select MySQL Workbench. Alternatively, start MySQL Workbench from the command line: ``` C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Workbench 8.0\mysqlworkbench.exe ``` 2. If you're using macOS, you can find MySQL Workbench in the Applications folder.
## Using MySQL Workbench
1. **Creating a new connection** Navigate to the MySQL Workbench homepage and click on the `[+]` sign next to MySQL Connections. Here, you can set up the parameters for your new connection: - Connection Name: This can be anything descriptive. - Connection Method: Usually left as 'Standard (TCP/IP)'. - Hostname: This is usually localhost ( - Username: Root (unless you have a different user set up). - Password: It's the password you've set during installation. - After filling in necessary details, click 'Test Connection' to ensure all parameters are correctly set up. If the connection is successful, click 'OK' to finalize the setup.
2. **Navigating to SQL Development Area** From the homepage, under 'MySQL Connections', click on the connection you previously set up.
3. **Creating a database** In the query tab of the SQL development area, type the following and run it (`Ctrl + Enter`)
```sql CREATE DATABASE my_database; ``` Replace 'my_database' with the name you want for your database.
4. **Creating tables** Run the below command to create a table:
```sql CREATE TABLE my_database.my_table ( id INT AUTO_INCREMENT, name VARCHAR(100), PRIMARY KEY(id) ); ``` 5. **Inserting data** Insert data into your table using the following command:
```sql INSERT INTO my_database.my_table(name) VALUES ('example'); ``` 6. **Running queries** Here's a basic query to fetch data:
```sql SELECT * FROM my_database.my_table; ``` With these steps, you should be able to start and use MySQL Workbench. Remember to replace `my_database` and `my_table` with your own database and table names. Also, modify the table structure and values as per your needs.
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