Connecting with MySQL PDO

In Scriptcase, we have the following drivers available for connections with MySQL: MySQL PDO and MySQLi. If you are using your own pre-configured environment, MySQL extensions must be manually installed with PHP.


If you are using a manual installation on MacOS, you’ll need to install the PHP and the MySQL driver will be enabled. Click here to see how to do it.

1 - Check if the MySQL driver is enabled in your Scriptcase diagnosis. See below on how to locate your diagnosis and check if the driver is enabled.

  • Accessing the top menu Help > Diagnosis, you can easily find it through the interface.

Accessing diagnosis - Help Menu

  • Or, by accessing your Scriptcase installation path: or

Creating a Connection with ScriptCase

Server sent charset unknown to the client If you are using MySQL 8, and your Scriptcase is using PHP 7.0 or 7.3, due to the PHP 7 bug, an error occurs when trying to connect to the Scriptcase. Click here and see how to work around this error.

See below how to create a connection in your Scriptcase project using the MySQL database.

1 - Access any project from your Scriptcase.

2 - Click on the New Connection icon to create a connection.

Creating a new connection

or access the Database > New Connection menu tab.

Creating a new connection

After that, a new page will appear with all database connections.

3 - Select the MySQL connection.

Selecting the Database connection


Enter the parameters for connecting to your MySQL database as follows:

Connecting to the Database

  • Connection Name: Define the name of your new connection. By default, Scriptcase adds the prefix conn along with the database name.

  • DBMS Driver: Select the MySQL Driver used to connect. In this example, we use the MySQL PDO Driver.

  • Server/Host (Name or IP): Enter the IP or domain of the server where the database is installed.
    • E.g. or
  • Port: Inform the number port for your database server.

  • Username: Inform the user to authenticate the connection to your MySQL database.

  • Password: Enter the password to complete the authentication process.

  • Database Name: Type your database name to connect with him. Or, if you want to choose one different database, click on the button List Database to show all databases availabes for your user.
    • Create Database: Clicking on this button, you will create a new MySQL database for use.
  • Test Connection: Click on this button to get a response from the Scriptcase request to find out if the parameters entered are correct.

Testing the Database connection


On this tab you can set your SSL encryption for your database connection. Check below how to do this.

Using SSL

  • Use SSL : Activates or deactivates the use of secure connections with MySQL.
  • Client Key : Path to the client’s private identification key in the format PEM.
  • Client Certificate : Path to the client’s public certificate key.
  • CA Path : Path to the directory that contains the Certificate of Authority (CA) in the format PEM, if used, it should specify the same certificate used by the server.
  • CA Certificate : Path to the Certificate of Authority (AC) in the format PEM. This option, if used, should specify the same certificate as the server.
  • Specific Chipper : A list of permitted numbers to use with the cryptography of the connection. If one of the numbers is not supported, the SSL connection won’t work.


Accessing this tab, you can configure which Database items will be displayed on the connection, depending or not on the owner.

Filtering the Database connection


It allows the MySQL connection to see tables, views, system tables and procedures depending on the items selected by the user. By default, the items Tables and Views are already selected by Scriptcase.

  • Tables: By selecting this option, the tables in your database will be displayed.
    • By default, Scriptcase enables this option.

  • Views: By selecting this option, the views of your database will be displayed.
    • By default, Scriptcase enables this option.

  • System Tables: By selecting this option, the system tables of your database will be displayed.

  • Procedures: By selecting this option, the procedures of your database will be displayed.


Allows you to define which tables and owners are displayed.

  • Tables: You can define in this option which tables will be displayed. The configuration can contain a PREFIX% or name of the tables to display.
    • By default, Scriptcase leaves this option empty.
    • E.g.

    Example of using the prefix

  • Owner: Inform the user who sees the tables entered for display.
    • The user must be in capital letters as in the example above.

  • Show: Choose whether tables for the informed owner are displayed.

NOTE: By using table filtering, you eliminate unnecessary tables for your project and improves the performance of your database connection.


In this tab, you have access to specific settings for the connection. The changes made in this session impact the data display and application performance.

Advanced database connection configuration

  • client_encoding: Select the encoding used in your database. In the example above, we use the client_encoding UTF-8.

  • Decimal Separator: Select the type of separator for decimal records, between comma and period.
    • By default, the period . is selected as a separator.

  • Persistent Connection: Define whether the connections will be closed after the execution of your scripts in Scriptcase applications.
    • By default, Scriptcase disables this option.

  • Use the schema before table name: Define whether the database schema is displayed before the table names.
    • By default, Scriptcase enables this option.

    • E.g.

    Example of using the scheme

Doubts or Connection Problems?

Contact our Support Team in case of connection problems or questions regarding this database.