You can use the Add Driver dialog box to add the MySQL driver in order to connect to the MySQL database via plug-in. This topic describes the options in the dialog box.
Designer displays the Add Driver dialog box when it cannot find the MySQL driver in the following cases:
- Select OK in the Create Connection to MySQL dialog box.
- Select MySQL and select OK in the New Data Source dialog box.
- In the Catalog Manager, right-click a data source and select New JDBC Connection from the shortcut menu, then select MySQL in the Select Connection Type dialog box and select OK.
Designer displays these options:
Select to specify the MySQL driver JAR file on your local disk.
Select to load the specified driver into the MySQL connection plug-in and open the Connect to MySQL dialog box.
Select to close the dialog box without saving any changes.
Select to view information about the dialog box.