To install it, open Eclipse and select from the menu "help"->"Software updates"->"Find and Install..."->"Search for new features to install"->"new remote site", then type the update URL: http://quantum.sourceforge.net/update-site, then click next...
Note: Quantum needs the GEF plugin to work, so you have to install it before installing Quantum. That plugin can be installed via an already built-in remote site: "Callisto Discovery Site".
After successful installation, I was really frustrated to figure out that the Quantum comes with only TWO connector:
- JDBC to ODBC bridge
- MS Access
If we want to use MySQL, we must get the connector jar! Now it's called MySQL Connector / J. Go to that page and download the package.
Tip: you don't need to register or sign in when you click "select a mirror", just find the gray text "No thanks, just take me to the downloads!".
Extract all things in a folder, you can find a file called like mysql-connector-java-5.0.7-bin.jar. You need to do the following to add support of MySQL driver:
- Go to eclipse and switch to the view "Quantum DB" by clicking the top right icon near to "Java". Add a new bookmark by right click on the left "database bookmarks" panel.
- Now click "Add driver", find "mysql" in the dropdown list "type", then click "add external jar", point to the file mysql-connector-java-5.0.7-bin.jar.
- Click the "browse" button for the class name "com.mysql.jdbc.Driver", then go on clicking many "OK" buttons.
So now do the step again and select "mysql" as connector, a dialog will be shown to let you input some infos of the mysql database you want to connect. That is it!