This is such a simple basic question I don't think there is much people asking this but simply how do I connect to mySql through localhost phpmyadmin with laravel (ive searched, there is some stuff, but I need to ask because I am a noob and Id like to ask, the stuff I saw I don't quite get 100% or I tried and it didn't help)?
I am working with backbone.js and am brand new to laravel, I installed laravel inside
php artisan migrate
SQLSTATE[HY000]  Unknown database 'database'
Laravel makes it very easy to manage your database connections through
As you noted, it is looking for a database called 'database'. The reason being that this is the default name in the database configuration file.
'mysql' => array( 'driver' => 'mysql', 'host' => 'localhost', 'database' => 'database', <------ Default name for database 'username' => 'root', 'password' => '', 'charset' => 'utf8', 'collation' => 'utf8_unicode_ci', 'prefix' => '', ),
Change this to the name of the database that you would like to connect to like this:
'mysql' => array( 'driver' => 'mysql', 'host' => 'localhost', 'database' => 'my_awesome_data', <------ change name for database 'username' => 'root', <------ remember credentials 'password' => '', 'charset' => 'utf8', 'collation' => 'utf8_unicode_ci', 'prefix' => '', ),
Once you have this configured correctly you will easily be able to access your database!