Connecting To A MySQL Database With The Delphi FireDAC

Delphi is a powerful and easy-to-use Object Pascal development environment and integrated development environment (IDE) for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and iOS. Delphi runs on top of a database management system (DBMS) such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle, or Microsoft SQL Server. In this tutorial, we will explain how to connect to a MySQL database with the Delphi FireDAC.

What is Delphi FireDAC?

Delphi FireDAC is an open source database access library for Delphi. It allows developers to access databases from within their applications without having to install any drivers or other database management software.

How to configure connecting

Step 1: Create a new project: Create a new project in Delphi. Open the IDE and create a new project.

Step 2: Install the FireDAC component: Install the FireDAC component into your project. You can install it using the IDE or by manually copying the DLL file to your project.

Step 3: Create a connection string: Create a connection string. In the project options, select the Connection tab and click the button Add New. In the Connection String dialog box, enter the information for the database connection.

Step 4: Use the connection string: Use the connection string to connect to your database.


In this post, we’ll discuss the Delphi component definition and how it works. We’ll also look at the connection options for connecting to a MySQL database with the Delphi FireDAC.

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