How To Get Cross Platform Apps To Connect To A MySQL Database

Whether you are working with small or large-scale databases, MySQL is probably one of the most popular database systems today. The webinar video below will take us back to CodeRage 2018 where Yilmaz Yoru will discuss the process of creating a MySQL Database and connecting the database using the MyDAC components through C++ Builder. MySQL is undeniably one of the most popular database servers and has been part of many windows application development projects. Thanks to its free Community Edition, the server is relatively more accessible than other open-source database systems in the market.

How to connect to a MySQL Database using MyDAC Components?

Normally, if you are using C++ Builder, you can connect MySQL Database using the official FireDAC component, a powerful Universal Data Access library that is a relatively easier-to-use access layer that supports, abstracts, and simplifies data access, providing all the features needed to build real-world high-load applications. However, there are also third-party components that you can use and this is where Devart’s MyDAC comes into play.

MyDAC is a library of components that provides direct access to MySQL and MariaDB from Delphi and C++Builder on various Operating systems like Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android for both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms. To use MyDAC with C++ Builder, first, you must download a trial or purchased version from their site and you must install it for both VCL and FireMonkey Projects. In this video, Yilmaz will demonstrate how to create a new MySQL Database with a New User on a host server. It will also encourage you to install MySQL Workbench for table creation.

In this webinar, all will be explained by a C++ Builder example. MyDAC is a good component to connect MySQL database for all platforms. It also supports the FireMonkey platform, which allows you to develop visually spectacular high-performance desktop and mobile native applications. To learn more about connecting MySQL databases using MyDAC components, feel free to watch the video below.