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Setting up a MySQL Database: for Flash Designers

The first thing you need to know is that this is very easy. There's nothing to it and this tutorial is sinfully short. The reason I'm writing this is that I am also in the process of creating a variety of open-source flash utilities (guestbook, counter, shopping cart, image viewer, etc.) that make use of a MySQL database. Rather than include these notes with the instructions for every one of the utilities, I will use this VERY simple tutorial as a reference. Please don't be angry at me if this doesn't cover every aspect of setting up a database. It is intended for Flash designers who need to know just enough to get their DB going so that they can get back to design.

Furthermore, this tutorial is basically meant for the average designer who's work resides on some host that he/she is paying for. If you are looking to set up MySQL on a server of your own, you need to consult the fellows at MySQL and wrestle the manual. If you are using a free hosting service, they most likely do not support MySQL at all and you need to look into other hosting options.

Also, this tutorial requires that your host supports PHP and obviously, MySQL.

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Added: 2002-03-08
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Bridging the gap between the world of PHP/MySQL and Flash.
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