As I get further in my Blocks attributes management tool, I realize that using Excel to retrieve data I need to access info for materials, physical properties, brand names, etc… is quite limiting.
I’m now looking at MySQL to store all the data in a more organized way, and enable more complex queries.
So naturally, I installed the Slingshot plugin for GH.
My first issue was that the Slingshot .GHA version in Food4Rhino is not up to date ; one needs to go to the “Provingground” site, and secondly, I need to install old versions of the MySQL server and .NET connector.
I chose to install the latest version because it comes with a wizard (and it’s already quite a chore !), and the best tutorial I found is based on a recent version.
Will Slingshot work anyhow ?
I also wonder if this could work with a cloud based SQL server.