How to configure and use mysql database in Camunda

Camunda uses the pre-configured H2 database by default. The database schema and all necessary tables will be automatically created when the engine is started for the first time. If you want to use a custom independent database, how to configure the mysql database for Camunda, please follow the steps below:

One, create a new mysql database

Create a database schema for the Camunda platform, named camunda715

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Two, import the SQL script

Execute the SQL DDL script that creates all the necessary tables and default indexes. These scripts can be found in the configuration/sql/create folder. There are 2 scripts in total, all of which need to be imported.

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The table structure after the import is complete, a total of 40 tables:

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Three, configure the data source

Find the camunda-bpm-run-7.15.0\configuration\default.yml file in the installation directory, modify the configuration of the datasource to mysql, and add the JDBC URL and login credentials to the configuration file, as follows:

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  url: jdbc:mysql://
  driver-class-name: com.mysql.cj.jdbc.Driver
  username: root
  password: root

Fourth, replace the database driver package

Find camunda-bpm-run-7.15.0\configuration\ userlib in the installation directory, delete the h2 driver package, and place the mysql driver package.

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Five, restart camunda

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Six, login verification

After the startup is complete, log in to, enter the demo/demo account to log in

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Check the database act_id_user table, a default data has been initialized, indicating that camunda has successfully connected to mysql.

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Seven, summary

The database types supported by Camunda 7.15 version are as follows, please choose according to the project situation:
• MySQL 5.6 / 5.7 / 8.0
• MariaDB 10.2 / 10.3
• Oracle 12c / 18c / 19c
• IBM DB2 10.5 / 11.1 (excluding IBM z/OS for all versions )
• PostgreSQL 9.6 /
10/11/12/13 • Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL compatible with PostgreSQL 9.6 / 10.4 / 10.7 / 10.13 / 12.4
• Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014/2016/2017/2019 (see Configuration Note)
• H2 1.4 ( not recommended for Cluster Mode-see Deployment Note)
• CockroachDB v20.1.3 (see Configuration guide for more details)