Connect to a MySQL Data Repository

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Note: This feature is available in the Corporate edition only.

In order to use a MySQL data repository, you must connect to it in Enterprise Architect first. Before connecting to the repository, you must set up a MySQL ODBC driver. Be aware, there are some limitations with using MySQL with Enterprise Architect.

To connect to a MySQL data repository in Enterprise Architect, follow the steps below:

1.In the Open Project dialog, select the Connect to Server checkbox.
2.Click on the [...] (Browse) button, as you normally would to browse for a project. As you have selected the Connect to Server checkbox, the Data Link Properties dialog displays instead of the Browse Directories dialog.
3.Select Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers from the list.
4.Click on the Next button. The Connection tab displays.
5.Click on the Use data source name radio button and on the drop-down arrow in its field. Select the ODBC driver you have set up to connect to your MySQL repository from the  list. In the setup example the driver title is MySQL-EABASE.
6.If required, type in a User name and Password.
7.If required, type in an initial catalog.
8.Click on the Test Connection button to confirm that the details are correct.
9.If the test succeeds, click on the OK button.
10.If the test does not succeed, revise your settings.
11.After you have clicked on the OK button, the Connection Name dialog displays. Give the connection a suitable name so that you can recognize it in the Recently Opened Project list on the open project dialog.
12.Click on the OK button to complete the configuration.