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titleBefore you begin!

Follow the steps given below to set up a MySQL database for this tutorial.

  1. Install the MySQL server.
  2. Download the product installer from here, and run the installer.

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    Installing the Product
    Installing the Product

  3. Download the JDBC driver for MySQL from here and copy it to your . Unzip it, get the <MySQL_HOME>/mysql-connector-java-8.0.16.jar JAR, and place it in the <EI_HOME>/lib directory.


    If the driver class does not exist in the relevant folders when you create the datasource, you will get an exception, such as 'Cannot load JDBC driver class com.mysql.jdbc.Driver'.

  4. Create a database named Employees.

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    CREATE DATABASE Employees;
  5. Create the Employee table inside the Employees database:

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    USE Employees;
    CREATE TABLE Employees (EmployeeNumber int(11) NOT NULL, FirstName varchar(255) NOT NULL, LastName varchar(255) DEFAULT NULL, Email varchar(255) DEFAULT NULL, Salary varchar(255));