[ensembl-dev] Database names? show databases;

Andy Yates ayates at ebi.ac.uk
Tue Jun 19 16:45:42 BST 2012

Hi Maury,

Sure thing a quick show databases for release 67 show databases like:


Should you want to view these yourself I would recommend firing up the mysql command line binary & executing a show databases on the server. The command is

mysql --host=ensembldb.ensembl.org --port=5306 --user=anonymous


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On 19 Jun 2012, at 16:27, Maury Markowitz wrote:

> On 2012-06-19, at 8:59 AM, Andy Yates wrote:
>> It seems that this is a known "issue" with the MySQL/ODBC connector:
>> http://forums.mysql.com/read.php?37,206198,206198#msg-206198
>> http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=39965
> Ahh, ok, thanks Andy. I'll definitely report this.
>> A number of users there suggest some answers but it seems from the last post on the bug report that DATABASE is a required parameter in a connection String; something other connectors such as DBD::mysql & JDBC/ConnectorJ do not enforce. Unfortunately we don't support connections made via ODBC but it sounds like both Matthew & Beth have given some good suggestions to help you out. 
> For argument's sake, can you give me the name of any one of these DBs? I don't have anything else to use to find them out.
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