Frequent Questions

Can other types of files be stored in the MySQL database folders 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.

You will notice that we keep a folder containing information about the database in a subfolder (ReadMe) of the MySQL database folder.  Supporting spreadsheets could be stored in the same way. 


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