Connect with MySQL Client


When using a third-party SQL client or development tool, you must first add a database user to log into a SingleStore Helios database.

SingleStore is wire-compliant with MySQL meaning connecting to SingleStore is as easy as connecting to a MySQL database. You may need the -u user, -h host, and -P port flags to ensure you are connecting to SingleStore properly. For example:

mysql -u admin -h -P 3306 --default-auth=mysql_native_password -p

Here we have -u admin to specify the login, -h svc[...] to connect to the SingleStore Helios workspace, and -p 3306 to connect on port 3306 (the default port setting). The --default-auth=mysql_native_password might be necessary to set the proper authentication.

You may also use the --prompt flag to change the prompt in the interactive session, simply to help distinguish SingleStore from MySQL:

mysql -u admin -h svc-[...] -P 3306 --default-auth=mysql_native_password -p --prompt="singlestore> "

The output when you connect should look similar to this:

Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 6
Server version: 5.5.8 MemSQL source distribution (compatible; MySQL Enterprise & MySQL Commercial)
Copyright (c) 2000, 2015, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its
affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective
Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

These commands show more information about the connection and the server:

singlestore> status
mysql  Ver 8.0.23 for osx10.15 on x86_64 (Homebrew)

Connection id:		15507
Current database:	
Current user:		admin@
SSL:			Cipher in use is AES256-SHA
Current pager:		stdout
Using outfile:		''
Using delimiter:	;
Server version:		5.5.58 MemSQL source distribution (compatible; MySQL Enterprise & MySQL Commercial)
Protocol version:	10
Connection: via TCP/IP
Server characterset:	utf8
Db     characterset:	utf8
Client characterset:	utf8
Conn.  characterset:	utf8
TCP port:		3306
Binary data as:		Hexadecimal
singlestore> show databases;
| Database           |
| workspace          |
| information_schema |
| memsql             |
| test               |
4 rows in set (0.03 sec)


The @@version and @@version_comment global variables are for compatibility with MySQL clients, which expect certain minimum version numbers and strings to be present. To check the real version of SingleStore Helios you are running, use the @@memsql_version variables instead. To check the license you are running, see the license_key and license_type status codes.

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Last modified: May 17, 2024

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