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The instruction in this section assume you are installing MySQL for the first time or have fully uninstalled an earlier installation.
If MySQL is already installed you may choose to skip this section.


if MySQL was installed using a different installation package, some of the configuration steps described in later sections may need to be modified.

Please refer to for detailed information about MySQL.

Install MySQL Community Server

  • Download and install the DMG Archive version of the MySQL Community Server.

  • During the installation process you will be prompted to provide a password for the MySQL server root account. 
    • Make a note of the root password - you will need to use it to load the SNOMED CT release package.
  • Select the Legacy Authentication Method unless you will be using the database for other purposes that require greater security.

Install MySQL Workbench

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