- Apr 24, 2010
What programs are the standard in managing databases on Macs? I heard about people using MySQL but am not sure how to use it on Mac/PC.
Any insight please?
Any insight please?
Currently I am taking a database class and was told MySQL makes it easier to run SQL commands so I thought I would try that. How do I install this? Is it easier than just using Access to run SQL commands?Every database has its own set of tools, no matter if you are on a Mac or a pc. Besides the administrative tools that come out of the box with the database, you can also download free or commercial additional tools.
For example, Oracle has a web based tool that comes and installs with the database called Enterprise Manager (besides the command line tools), but also offers the SQL Developer which you can download free. There are also commercial tools like Toad and navicat.
For MySQL, by installing it you'll be able to perform managing tasks by command line. But there are also free great tools like phpmyadmin and MySQL workbench. And you'll find even more if you search for it.
Access (assuming you mean MS Office Access) uses MS-SQL, iirc.Currently I am taking a database class and was told MySQL makes it easier to run SQL commands so I thought I would try that. How do I install this? Is it easier than just using Access to run SQL commands?
Hmm it seems more complicated than I think. Maybe once I master SQL the old fashioned way through Access, I will look at this.Access (assuming you mean MS Office Access) uses MS-SQL, iirc.
MySQL is a server package you can install on most computers, it has a basic interface. There is a manager application called phpmyadmin, but that requires, in addition, a webserver with PHP extensions installed.
Thank you for the links!MySQL can be downloaded from here: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/
Installation instructions are available from here: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/macosx-installation.html
For a GUI download MySQL Workbench from here: http://www.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/
Hahahaha. Trust me that Access is anything but the old fashioned way.once I master SQL the old fashioned way through Access
Yeap, SQLite is installed by default. On Mac OS X 10.7.2 is version 3.7.5.I'm on a PC right now so I can't double check this but you should simply be able to type in sqlite3 into the command line and it'll enter interactive mode.