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Matlab to MySQL Interface

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Matlab to MySQL interface using a PHP script


Updated 16 May 2007

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MySQL is an open-source database server designed for robustness and speed. On the MySQL home page you can read all about it. To interface to the server, you need a client program which implements the specific MySQL protocol. Then you can execute queries using standard Structured Query Language (SQL). For mathematical and statistical analysis, the best way to use the data is to download it directly into Matlab (for example using Robert Almgren's interface available at ).

Unfortunately many web servers do not allow users to access MySQL server from remote applications for safety reasons. In this case this limitation can be solved interfacing MySQL server with a php script called by Matlab application.

The php script executes the list of MySQL commands given by Matlab, and eventually returns also some output values (in case of SELECT command). This php script has to be available at the remote server (uploaded via FTP protocol). This php script receives the list of MySQL commands submitted by Matlab using POST method. Matlab in fact can read the content of an URL passing information to the server as part of the request with GET or POST methods using urlread command.

Index Terms: Matlab, source, code, php, MySQL, interface, interfacing, database, SQL, connection, server, http, request, script.

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Luigi Rosa (2021). Matlab to MySQL Interface (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2006a
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