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 https://www.mysql.com/products/community/ for detailed information about MySQL.
This is available as a free download from: https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/installer/
Although the installers are 32-bit software, they will install the 64-bit version of MySQL if you are using a 64-bit system.
You can use either of the installers listed here:
During the installation process you will be prompted to choose the setup type. The minimum recommended installation for the SNOMED CT database only required MySQL Server and MySQL Workbench so (unless you have additional requirements) select the Custom option as shown below.
Continue the process by clicking the next button.
At this point you may see a message indicating a requirement for a Visual C++ Redistributable package as shown below.
If you see this message you should download and install the required package from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145 before proceeding.
The Configuration File setting must refer to: C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server 8.0\my.ini
When promted, set a root password for access to the database.
Be sure to remember your root password this as you will need it for access to the database.