How to connect to MySQL using SQuirreL

SQuirreL is great because is universal and platform independent. You can use it to connect to almost every database that you can imagine.
The only drawback is that it doesn't ship with the database drivers due to licensing issues.

download the mysql jdbc driver from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/j/

install the mysql jdbc driver


create your connection(s) to any mysql database(s) by using the aliases tab:


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