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Connect to MySQL with named pipes

Named pipes provide a way for communication among processes that run on the same machine. By using named pipes, you can send your data without having the performance penalty that involves the network stack.

Just like you have a server that listens to an IP address and port for incoming requests, a server can also set up a named pipe that can listen for requests. In both cases, the client process must know the address or a pipe name to which it should send the request.

The default pipe name for the MySQL server is \\.\pipe\MySQL.

Step 1. Enable named pipes for the MySQL server

Verify that named pipes are enabled

  • To ensure that named pipes are enabled, run the following code: SHOW GLOBAL VARIABLES LIKE 'named_pipe'.

    If the named_pipe variable has the ON value, skip Step 1.

    Verify that named pipes are enabled

Enable named pipes during server installation

  1. Run the installation wizard of the MySQL server.

  2. On the Type and Networking dialog, select the Named Pipe checkbox. You can change the pipe name or leave the default value.

  3. Finish all the steps of the installation wizard and start the MySQL server.

    Enable named pipes during server installation

Enable named pipes in my.ini

  1. Open the my.ini configuration file in a text editor.

  2. Add the enable-named-pipe parameter to the mysqld section. Consider the following example of the mysqld section:

    [mysqld] # The next three options are mutually exclusive to SERVER_PORT below. # skip-networking enable-named-pipe # shared-memory # shared-memory-base-name=MYSQL # The Pipe the MySQL Server will use socket=MYSQL
  3. Save changes and restart the MySQL server.

How to find my.ini and my.cnf?

  • In the command line, run mysql --help. Scroll down to the end of the Options section.

    List of options and default settings location in the command line

Step 2. Configure a connection in DataGrip

  1. Navigate to File | Data Sources or press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S.

  2. In the Data Sources and Drivers dialog, click the Add icon (The Add icon) and select MySQL.

  3. At the bottom of the data source settings area, click the Download missing driver files link. Alternatively, you can specify user drivers for the data source. For more information about user drivers, see Add a user driver to an existing connection.

  4. On the Advanced tab, find the serverTimezone parameter in the list of options. Double-click the Value cell and type your server timezone (for example, UTC).

    Set the serverTimezone parameter
  5. Click the General tab.

  6. In the Host field, type the following text: (protocol=pipe)(path=\\.\pipe\MySQL), where MySQL is the pipe name.

  7. To ensure that the connection to the data source is successful, click Test Connection.

Integration with MySQL
Last modified: 2 July 2020