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2. XAMPP's Binary Paths Setup

At the various stages of application development life cycle, the framework will, in many cases, use the command line scripts that required Perl and MySQL binary code execution. Thus, it's mandatory to have the binary path of Perl (C:\xampp\perl\bin) and MySQL (C:\xampp\mysql\bin) available inside the target system's command-line environment. Specific to Windows 7 system, it can be done by traversing the system start menu as follows:

Start -> Control Panel -> System and Security -> Advanced system setting

Windows system properties panel should be displayed as below:


Click "Environment Variables" button to display Environment Variables sub panel and choose Path from the System variables list.


Click the "Edit" button and add the directory path for binary resources of MySQL and Perl as follows:


Apply the changes, open command prompt window, and check if both Perl and MySQL binary resources are already accessible in command line environment by entering the commands perl -v and mysql. The perl -v command will print out the information about the current version of Perl interpreter used.


The mysql command will activate the MySQL monitor application. This application provides interactive shell command to control and manage MySQL database objects. Type \q and press enter to quit from the MySQL monitor application.

Notes: MySQL's root user access has been by default set with no password. Read XAMPP documentation to apply security on services provided by XAMPP's software modules.