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Author: Nick Kuh | Website: http://www.flasharcadia.com

Setting up the mySQL database

This tutorial will not cover mySQL installation. However, most web hosting companies will do this for you. Your host must also run php for the script in this tutorial to work. If you don't yet have web space and you'd like to run php/mySQL my company does offer this service so let me know if you'd like to learn more - nick@edition.co.uk.

Ask you host to set up your mySQL database for you. Give them three pieces of information: (1) a name for you database (2) a username for your database (3) a password for your database.

Setting up phpMyAdmin

Inside the tutorial files you'll find a folder entitled mysql. Inside it open config.inc.php3 in your favourite text editor. Change the following variables to your own variables: YOURUSERNAME, YOURPASSWORD and YOURDATABASENAME. Save and close the file. Now upload the entire mysql folder to your web space. It doesn't make a difference which directory you put it in as it will automatically be able to find your database on your local host. I'll assume that you've put it into the root of your site. Now type http://www.your domain.com/mysql into your browser. If the mySQL database has been installed correct you should now see the name of your database in the top left corner of your screen. Click on the link.

Setting up a database table

OK, let's get down to business. First let's use the phpMyAdmin interface to set up a mySQL table to store our players names and scores in. At the bottom of web page you should see "Create new table on database yourdatabasename:" Name the table "highscores" and set fields to "3".

On the first row set the following variables as follows (leave the others blank):

Field - id
Type - int
Length/Set - 11
Extra - auto_increment
Primary - tick this box

On the second:

Field - players
Type - varchar
Length/Set - 255

On the third:

Field - scores
Type - int
Length/Set - 11
Default - 0

Click "Save"

Your table has now been created so we can leave the database and get to work on our action scripting.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2002-04-21
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Nick is a Flash Developer for London based web design agency Edition Interactive. His main role is online games design and development for clients such as Channel Four Television.
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