MySQL Server

Information specific to testing with MySQL Server


MySQL is a freely available open source Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL).


  • Supported Database Management Systems: MySQL 5.6.20.
  • Connecting to and querying a database from a test requires that the correct ODBC driver be used. The correct driver must be specific to both the database application and the architecture (64-bit) of the TestArchitect Controller application that uses it. The following utilities may be used to determine whether the correct driver is already installed:
    • Windows: Open the ODBC Data Source Administrator dialog box. A list of installed ODBC drivers is available under the Drivers tab. (Learn more.)

    • macOS and Linux: If you do not already have a utility that lists installed ODBC drivers, one good option is the open source project unixODBC.

  • Should you need to obtain the ODBC driver installer for your particular data source, following the appropriate link below:


TestArchitect provides the following built-in actions for working with SQL-compliant databases. They are listed in the typical order of their workflow:

  1. create connection string: Generate a connection string for a specified database on a given host.
  2. connect database: Open a database connection using a connection string.
  3. use database: Specify a database against which the ensuing SQL action lines are to be applied.
  4. execute sql: Execute an SQL command against the currently in-use database; optionally, store returned data into one or more data sets.
  5. disconnect database: Close the database connection.


create connection string  

Test Lines


Configuring the ODBC Driver on macOS to connect to MySQL Server
Explain additional configurations on macOS to connect to MySQL Server.

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