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2.2.1 Connecting to a Single MySQL Server

In this example a connection to a local MySQL Server instance running X Plugin on the default TCP/IP port 33060 is established using the MySQL user account user with its password. As no other parameters are set, default values are used.

# Passing the parameters in the { param: value } format
dictSession = mysqlx.get_session( {
        'host': 'localhost', 'port': 33060,
        'user': 'user', 'password': 'password' } )

db1 = dictSession.get_schema('test')

# Passing the parameters in the URI format
uriSession = mysqlx.get_session('user:password@localhost:33060')

db2 = uriSession.get_schema('test')

The following example shows how to connect to a single MySQL Server instance by providing a TCP/IP address localhost and the same user account as before. You are prompted to enter the user name and password in this case.

# Passing the parameters in the { param: value } format
# Query the user for the account information
print("Please enter the database user information.")
usr = shell.prompt("Username: ", {'defaultValue': "user"})
pwd = shell.prompt("Password: ", {'type': "password"})

# Connect to MySQL Server on a network machine
mySession = mysqlx.get_session( {
        'host': 'localhost', 'port': 33060,
        'user': usr, 'password': pwd} )

myDb = mySession.get_schema('test')