Connecting to a Database

Depending on the type of database you're trying to connect to, we have guides for them below. For now, we focus our support on MySQL and PostgreSQL. Check out our full list of integrations here.

Introduction

Start by creating a new workspace. A workspace is a defined space for a given project or similar files.

Once you have created a workspace, you should be seeing available connections, where you can select from various connections.

A workspace can have multiple connections.

For details on the inputs of each connection, see below. After entering Host, Username, Password, and Database Name, test your connection, and save. You're all done!

If you're using a localhost database, download our desktop app from arctype.com

MySQL

  • Name your connection is primarily for you to keep track of your connections.

  • Host is the hostname of your database server

  • Port is where it is hosted. The default is 3306

  • User is your username

  • Password is the password for your database

  • For Database, use the name of your database

PostgreSQL

  • Name your connection is primarily for you to keep track of your connections.

  • Host is the hostname of your database server

  • Port is where it is hosted. The default is 5432

  • User is your username

  • Password is the password for your database

  • For Database, use the name of your database