Online Documentation for Data Generator for MySQL

Step 1 - Setting connection properties

At this step you should enter the necessary settings to establish connection to MySQL server.


Step 1 - Setting connection properties



Connection settings


First select the connection type: local or remote.

Local connection is used to connect to MySQL server launched on the same machine where Data Generator for MySQL is running.

The Remote mode allows you to connect to MySQL server launched on another computer in the network.


By default the program uses local connection. It is indicated by radio-button Local selected. If you wish to establish remote connection, you should select the Remote radio-button. For remote connection you should also enter MySQL host name in the Host field. For both types you should enter MySQL port to connect through in the Connection port field.


Afterwards you should specify authorization settings: Login and Password.

The default superuser name is 'root' and the default password is empty.


If necessary, use the drop-down list to specify the preferable Client charset to be used by the application.


Please note that you should have sufficient privileges to write to the destination database on MySQL server.


If you are using the EMS SQL Management Studio for MySQL version of Data Generator for MySQL then the Select registered database button is available. Click this button to pick a database already registered in the EMS SQL Management Studio in the Select Host or Database dialog.


Tunneling settings


To setup the connection via SSH tunnel, input the following values in the corresponding fields:

  • SSH host name is the name of the host where SSH server is running
  • SSH port indicates the port where SSH server is activated
  • SSH user name stands for the user on the machine where SSH server is running (Note: it is a Linux/Windows user, not a user of MySQL server)
  • SSH password is the Linux/Windows user password


For details see SSH tunneling options.



To use HTTP tunneling, just upload the tunneling script to the webserver where MySQL server is located, or to any other webserver from which direct connections to your MySQL server are allowed. This script exposes the MySQL API as a set of web-services which is used by Data Generator for MySQL.


Note that the emsproxy.php script file is included into the distribution package and can be found in Data Generator installation directory.


For details see HTTP tunneling options.



When you are done, press the Next button to proceed to the next step.