Configure SQL Developer with MySQL

Configure SQL Developer with MySQL

Do you know that we can use SQL Developer to connect to non-Oracle databases like MySQL too.

As a result this makes SQL developer a handy tool to use it as a multi-database GUI – meaning you can have a UI which is open against different database vendors.

Configure SQL Developer for MySQL

Below are steps to configure SQL Developer with MySQL.

Configure SQL Developer for MySQL

Go to Tools –> Preferences 

Configure SQL Developer for MySQL

Expand Database and click on Third Party JDBC Driver

Configure SQL Developer for MySQL


Add Entry and select

C:\Stixs\ mysql-connector-java-5.1.15-bin.jar  (the path where the MySQL connector jar is present)


Now in the SQL developer editor, open New Connection


In New / Select Database Connection window, you will find MySql tab where you can provide MySql database details to connect to.




Enter the Following details on selecting the MySQL tab.

  1. Connection Name
  2. Username
  3. Password
  4. Hostname
  5. Port
  6. Click on the Test button
  7. If the connection is established then we see Status: Success

Note:  Below snapshot gives more details about the above numbering.


Now you can set up connections to Oracle and MySQL databases in the same SQL Developer GUI. It’s that simple!!!

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