Cartweaver 4 Auto Database Generator = Easy Database Setup!
Cartweaver 4 helps you through the process of creating your database. Here's how:
- Create a new MySQL database
- On your server, your host may have to do this for you, or you may be provided with a control panel that allows you to do this - check with your host for details
- For your local development environment, you'll need to have MySQL installed and running, if you don't have this already we can recommend Xampp - with MySQL running locally you can create a new database using the MySQL administrator of your choice (phpMyAdmin, Navicat, SQLyog, etc.)
- Create a database user
Once you create a new database, create a user account and password for the database. Tip: to make things easier when working locally, use the same database name, user name, and password (and DSN for ColdFusion) exactly the same as it is on the production server, for easiest transfer of files and settings from your local environment to the remote server.
- Click the button to generate the the database
Once this is done, creating up the Cartweaver 4 database is a one-click process. Simply browse to the CW Admin located at [your site root]/cw4/admin. If the necessary Cartweaver database tables don't yet exist in your database you will be automatically taken to the the database setup area. Simply click the "create database" button, and all the Cartweaver tables and fields, along with some sample data, will be added to your database for you. You will then be routed to the admin login page, ready to begin your Cartweaver Store administration! (Note: you can also easily remove the sample data from inside the store administration area with the all-new database cleanup option.)
Creating your Cartweaver database has never been easier! This allows even those very new to database driven web sites to use a robust database server like MySQL with very little learning curve, and get started quickly!