good tutorial about connecting LC desktop apps to MySQL without exposing the database

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Tue Jan 23 11:23:39 EST 2018

Thanks a TON Matthias! This has been gnawing at my conscience for some time. While I store important data in encrypted format using a seed only I know, the data in transit and in storage is not encrypted. There is nothing critical there anyone would want, but still... this is something I definitely want to implement as soon as possible, although it will require a refactoring of my database connection and query routines. 

Trevor Devore mention a few months back some possibility of updating sqlYoga to use this kind of connection. Since my routines are entirely dependent on sqlYoga, this would be important for me, otherwise I would have to essentially recreate some of his routines for getting cursors into arrays or text and back again. 

Bob S

> On Jan 23, 2018, at 05:28 , Matthias Rebbe via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Hi,
> i´ve posted this already as a comment to a topic in the Livecode forums, but i thought, this could be also of interest for the people here, especially for the ones who do not visit the forums.
> At the Hostm site  there is a good tutorial about how your LC desktop apps can communicate with a MySQL/MariaDB without the need to expose your database by using an api.
> The tutorial even includes an api, written completely in livecode server script, which can be downloaded for free. 
> You´ll find it here <>
> Matthias
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