Frequent Questions

Can non-database files be stored in a MySQL database folder without causing MySQL errors? For example, can users store the spreadsheet(s) containing county-level input data in the same folder as the county input database?

In MYSQL, each table in a database is stored as a set of three files with the table suffixes .frm, .MYI and .MYD. Generally, MySQL will ignore non-database files contained in the MySQL database folder; however, any script commands to drop that database will fail.

While the MOVES default database folder includes a "read me" subfolder, we highly recommend that you store supporting spreadsheets in a separate folder with your MOVES runspecs rather than in the MySQL data folder.  


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