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Could not connect Mysql wrokbench to localhost

I've just downloaded mysql version 6.1.4...

I can't find the where to create a new instance to connect to the localhost.. when I try it doesn't connect..

I currently have MAMP installed...

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"when I try it doesn't connect" What does it actually do?

As it doesn't show the create new instance, I can't create the new connection to the localhost as you showed in the video.

I tried to create a new connection by naming it localhost, as well as putting localhost in the hostname but the connection is not succesful...

Do you know where, in the new mysql 6.1.4, I can create the new instance to connect it to the localhost? Or what should I do?

Should I use MAMP instead of the mysql?

2 Answers

Grayson Swaim
Grayson Swaim
8,992 Points

I'm having the same issue. On the video [called Database Foundations/Installing MySQL Server and Workbench on OS X], the older version of the workbench is displayed. Now the most recent mysql workbench version is 6.1.4, which has a totally different interface. The video states that we have to select the server administration option in order to configure a new connection; however, the version 6.1.4 doesn't even offer this option which creates an air of ambiguity of whether we're actually connecting to the localhost, or if its automatically done for us.

Could someone check out this comparison and provide some feedback/assurance on what needs to be done?

Much thanks!!