Connect to an existing MySQL Instance


My apologies if I missed this in the docs.

I realise you can create a database in Five from an MySQL dump (structure and/or structure and data), or by hand using the platform, however is there a way to connect to an existing MySQL server?

Thank you.

Hi Andrew,

As you mentioned, you can currently import SQL dumps into Five or connect to external APIs to retrieve data.

We are working diligently to release a new version of Five very soon. This update will introduce the capability to connect to external databases, PDF generation (as you inquired in your previous question), and several other features.

Hello @Pranoy, thank you for replying. Importing an SQL data dump for now, is no great imposition, however the planned features will be welcome for sure.