Local Socket/Pipe Connection

This connection type allows MySQL Workbench to connect to MySQL Server using a socket or pipe.


The unique textfield here is Socket/Pipe Path. The name of the socket or pipe is entered here. If the textfield is left blank the default socket or pipe name is used. The default pipe name on Microsoft Windows is MySQL. On UNIX the default socket name is /tmp/mysql.sock.

Ths option can be seen in the following screenshot:

Figure 16.25. Manage DB Connections - Socket/Pipe Parameters

Manage DB Connections - Socket/Pipe


The only option available in this tab is Use ANSI quoutes to quote identifiers. This option was discussed in Section, “Standard TCP/IP Connection”.

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