A new Doxserá DB® customer, Jeff Kinstler, stumbled a bit as he connected his software to his office database. While he was comfortable with our explanation that the thousands of variations in the DB world preclude us from covering all connection possibilities, he wished for more information than what we provide. (We suggest customers turn the task of writing the connector to their IT support; it’s not particularly difficult, but it does require specific technical knowledge of the specific database and system and how they’ve been configured.)
After a couple of missteps, Jeff figured out his installation himself and then went a step further, drafting step by step instructions for adding access to a MySQL database to Doxserá DB®. We were impressed with both the idea and Jeff’s writing and built a new classroom named Connectivities from Users: DSN and Connection Strings into the DB product section of our online Service Center. From time to time, we’ll add other customer suggestions on how to wire things up in a specific DB environment. We’d like to thank Jeff for a great idea and the fortitude to see it through, and welcome Jeff Kinstler as its inaugural author. If you’re running MySQL and don’t want to bother IT, this is a great resource to check out. Who knows, perhaps you’ll be our next author!