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January 19, 2004

A mySQL Flash panel

This is just something I'm using in my daily work.

This is a panel to browse the structure of a mySQL database. It's been tested only in a local environment, with both the webserver and the database server running at localhost.

This panel is not an administration interface. You cannot browse the tables records, and you cannot add, delete or modify those records.

Anyway, some kind of interactivity will be provided in the next release (maybe a "run query" funcionality).

Installation instructions
1.- Unzip the content of the php folder and copy it to any folder of your webserver

Example: In a windows box, the destination folder could be


2.- Using the Macromedia Extension manager, install the mxp file

3.- Start Flash. Open the panel form the menu Window->Other panels->databasesList_en

4.- Configuration:

4.1.-script: URL of the folder where the php files where copied:


Don't forget the final slash.

4.2.- host: mySQL server. Should be localhost

4.3.- User: mySQL user

4.4.- Password: mySQl password

If you have any suggestion, comment, bug report, please drop me a line.

Download the panel

Posted by Cesar Tardaguila Date: January 19, 2004 12:00 AM | TrackBack

Very interesting. If you guys plan to add some interactivity to it, that'll be a REALLY helpful extension.

Posted by: Jeremy Fuksa en: March 26, 2004 09:28 PM

I'm using it as well and I like it a lot. It was very good of you to make others aware of the panel.

Posted by: Dan, designer en: April 28, 2004 10:20 PM


i would like to use this fine panel, but even when i follow your instructions exactly like written above, panel refueses to connect to DB ...

Posted by: 1stpixel en: June 11, 2004 11:27 AM

Is your database running on localhost or on another server?

Posted by: Cesar Tardaguila en: June 11, 2004 11:35 AM

wow - if this had the behaviors to add/update/delete added - this would be an AMAZING extention....

Posted by: Dustin en: June 28, 2004 05:59 AM