How to implement Data-driven Testing with MySQL?

Prior to v8.0.0, MySQL is one of the libraries having a built-in JDBC driver in Katalon Studio. From v8.0.0 onwards, its executable jar file is removed from our bundled libraries, giving you flexibility in choosing which MySQL version to connect.

To keep the MySQL database in use, you need to add its driver to the external library for establishing the database connection. See which libraries Katalon Studio supports built-in JDBC drivers here.

This document shows you how to add a driver for the MySQL database connection.


  • Katalon Studio v8.0.0+.
  • You already set up MyQSL Database.
  • MySQL Database is running.

Add an external JDBC driver for MySQL database connection

Do as follows:

  1. Download MySQL executable jar file here. The version of JDBC driver must be compatible with MySQL version.

  2. Go to Project/Settings/Library Management > Add the jar file to the external library.

  3. In Project Settings, go to Database to configure the database connection.

    • Select Secure User and Password to enable User and Password for editing.

    • Input User name and Password used for authentication.

    • Enter Connection URL.

    • Click Test Connection to verify whether your database is connected successfully.

    • Click Apply and Close to complete the connection process.

Next: See Manage Test Data.