MySQL, SQL Server and others are all common transactional database systems. VS Code has extensions for most of these. In this exercise, you'll connect to a MySQL database, execute queries and view the results in VS Code.
Connect to the "mysql" container with the MySQL extension
Execute the queries in the "mysql.sql" file
View the query results
Open up the Explorer View (Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + E)
Notice that there is a MySQL view section
Click the "+" button to create a new connection
Server Name: mysql
User name: root
SSL: Leave Empty
VS Code will now be connected to MySQL
Right-click the "mysql" connection and select "New Query"
Create a database called "Lamp"
CREATE DATABASE Lamp;
Execute the query by opening the Command Palette (Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + P) and selecting "MySQL: Run MySQL Query"
Create a new table in the MySQL Database called "Colors"
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS Colors (
color_id INT AUTO_INCREMENT,
color VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,
PRIMARY KEY (color_id)
Press Ctrl + Opt/Alt + E to execute the query
Right-click the MySQL connection and select "Refresh"
Notice there is now a "Lamp" database with a "Colors" table