Topic: Establishing DB connection for first time


I'm new to Rails and MySQL, so here goes with a very basic question.

I'm using SQLyog, an open-source Windows GUI tool, to set up and establish a connection with a DB. I have MySQL installed because I downloaded InstantRails.

I would like to create an instance of a new DB. SQLyog asks me to create a new connection. Of course, since I have not yet created the new DB yet, it cannot find the DB.

So how do I create an instance of the new DB?

I'm working through the lessons in the book Ruby for Rails by David A. Black. The issue I'm dealing with is on page 44.

Thanks in advance,

Re: Establishing DB connection for first time

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