MySql setup

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Homer Dokes

25 Dec, 2013 04:12 PM


I have been an avid use of bid-o-matic for many many years however I have found myself with a short coming in it that has caused me to consider other sniping software which is how I stumbled upon yours. I have loaded the software and have it running. I am attempting to setup it's use with MySQL however I can find NO information anywhere on your web site or within the program on how to do this. If this topic has been covered can you you point me to it. If not, how does one setup JBidwatcher to work with MySQL. I will preface this by saying I am a seasoned programmer in MySQL. What I can't identify is what 'hooks' need to be in place to for the two to work together, how does the schema get created, and when entering the connection data JBidwatcher will not save my entries. It keeps changing the username back to root with no password.

Thank you,

Homer Dokes

  1. 1 Posted by Homer Dokes on 25 Dec, 2013 09:28 PM

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    Ok... figured out how this is working. As long as it can make connection to the created dablebase it creates the tables automatically.

    I seen that version 2.5.3pre4 had been released. I loaded it up and it would hang on getting auctions. Went back to pre3 and same thing. After some interrogation I identified that it lost the u/n and p/w for the database and just hung there. I corrected that then restarted it. This time it came up but existing bids were missing most of the information. Dropped out of pre4 and went back to pre3. Same issue.

    After having attempted pre4 I am no longer able to drag and drop new auctions in either version.

    Sooo... not able to use the package at this point. Will go back and start from scratch.

  2. 2 Posted by Homer Dokes on 26 Dec, 2013 06:43 PM

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    Well there is a bit of a learning curve to understanding this software. For what documentation I have found... there is VERY little that speaks to how it should be setup and configured or I just am not finding the source for this information.

    I have figured out what was going wrong... there is an issue where if you open up the configuration window and hit save for any reason... it removes the password for the database and when you restart the program it will hang on fetching auctions indefinitely. You can go into the .cfg file and hand enter this back in and you can then open the program again.

    So... at this stage, I am using the program, it looks to be working.... pre3 that is. pre4 definitely seems to have some issues even getting it to a point of operation in Windows. I will try it in Linux and see what happens. I have set up pre3 in both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.4.

    For the author, I have forked the repository for this program and will be looking at the source code and possibly making some additions to it as I use this program. As I stated I have used bid-o-matic for years and there are some nifty features in it that would be nice in JBidWatcher as well and I may look to incorporate some of them.

    Additionally, It may be very helpful to have a well documented 'Get started' type guide and I would contribute to that as well if you have a desired place to put such a document... wiki for JBidWatcher maybe?

    I very much like the interface and the flow of the program as I continue to get acclimated to it. Great Job!

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