[ms4w-users] MS4W and MySQL

Jeff McKenna jeffmckenna at gmail.com
Sat Mar 1 17:42:59 EST 2008


That phpinfo section is saying that the 'php_mysql' extension is loaded in
php, which means that you can use php to access your mysql database.  You
would have to download mysql and configure your database, and then you could
use MS4W to access that data, through PHP or through MapServer (the vector
data library OGR can connect to mysql data).


On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 1:40 PM, Joe Nannery <joealan at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Thanks for the info Jeff,
> Quick question, I am new to MS4W.  I have worked with MySQL a little bit,
> and am interested in linking features in a database to the map using xy
> coordinates.  My question is, are we able in the ms4w build to run mysql or
> do we need to go ahead and download it and link it to PHP?  Here is what it
> says in phpinfo regarding support:
> MySQL Support: Enabled
> Active Persistent Links: 0
> Active Links: 0
> Client API Version: 5.0.22
> Joe Nannery
> Joealan at sbcglobal.net
> *Jeff McKenna <jmckenna at dmsolutions.ca>* wrote:
> This is interesting news for MS4W users: improvements to the exe
> installer are happening (according to the stats a lot of people are
> already using the ms4w-setup.exe installer). Here is a list of the
> current features (as of today) as well as what we hope to achieve in the
> near future:
> Current Features
> * Install into any directory (e.g. C:/Program Files)
> * Specify an Apache port number
> * Install Apache service
> * Create desktop and start menu shortcuts
> o Browser localhost (using the user's default browser)
> o MS4W shell (no need to run setenv.bat)
> o Uninstall
> o Apache (stop/start/uninstall service)
> * List in Add/Remove Programs
> * Uninstaller
> Desired Features
> * Include add-on packages (e.g. Mapbender)
> * Upgrading base and/or add-on packages
> * Use OSGeo4W packages
> Feedback:
> - download it
> (http://www.maptools.org/ms4w/index.phtml?page=downloads.html) and give
> lots of feedback to the list!!!
> Notes:
> - for now, if you want to use the add-on packages you must extract them
> where you installed the base installer (if you have C:/Program
> Files/ms4w/, extract mapbender_ms4w.zip into C:/Program Files)
> - for Vista, the Apache startmenu shortcuts require you to right-click
> on them and choose "Run as Administator"
> I am beside myself: seeing C:/Program Files/ms4w (ha!)
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