Timesheets Lite and MySQL

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Optionally Timesheets Lite can use the very popular open source database MySQL to store all of it's backend data. The performance of a MySQL backend database is likely to be considerably better than the standard Timesheets Lite database in terms of performance, reliability, and ability to cope with load. The MySQL backend database option is available to users in the trial version of Timesheets Lite and those with fully paid registration.

Creating a MySQL Database for Timesheets Lite.

Using your MySQL admin interface create a new database for Timesheets Lite to work with. You must also create a MySQL login for Timesheets Lite to use. This login must have permissions to add, edit, and delete both tables and data. Once your database is created you can start up Timesheets Lite, login as a super user and then go to the Tools->Detabase Creation Scripts->MySQL Creation Script menu. This will create a new text file containing all of the SQL statements to create the Timesheets Lite database structure and create all of the data in your current Timesheets Lite database. You can run this SQL using your MySQL admin interface to create your database structure and data.

Connecting to a MySQL Database.

Once your database is created you can connect Timesheets Lite to it using the Tools->Option->System Options screen. Enter your database server, database name, database user and password into the fields shown on the System Options screen (see above). Once you're happy with the details click the "Test MySQL Connection" button. If the test is successful choose "MySQL" from the Database Type menu and click "Save" to save the changes.

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