Importing SQL files into the FiveM database
Many resources for FiveM require entries in the database of your FiveM server to function properly. Therefore it is important to import the SQL files of resources correctly into your database to ensure that the resources can use the required create entries in the database of your FiveM Server.
Not all resources need the import of a SQL file into the database to work! When you download a resource However, in many cases, one or more files with the file extension .sql are enclosed there, these must then be imported into the database.
Preparation and establishment of the database
In the settings of your FiveM Server the option Configure database must be activated at the beginning and the required resource MySQL-Async must be installed, so that a database can be created and used
There you scroll down until you reach the point Configure database and make sure that this is set to yes, configure! Then scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save to apply the settings.
Now navigate to the menu item Resources and install the resource MySQL-Async there, if this has not already been done.
The database is now configured and ready for use.
Preparing the SQL file
In this example the SQL file for the resource es_extended is imported into the database. You open the folder of the resource and find a file with the file extension .sql there, if available.
CAUTION: Before importing, open the .sql file with any editor and check if the following lines are present:
If this is the case, first remove both lines, otherwise the SQL file cannot be imported.
DeclarationThe first line tells the database server that a new database with the name essentialmode should be created. But we don't want this because your FiveM gameserver already has a database with another name and we want to use it. The second line tells the database server to use the database with the name essentialmode for the import, but we don't want this either because the existing database is used for the import.
Import the SQL file into the FiveM database
You can access the database of your Fivem game server via the menu item Databases on the left side of the menu.
The database itself is managed by the tool phpmyadmin, which you open by clicking on the blue Administer button. on the right side.
Arrived in phpmyadmin you first select your database from the list on the left via left click.
The name of your database starts ALWAYS with zap!
Your database is currently still empty, this will change shortly. Via the menu item Import in the upper part of phpmyadmin you get to the import options.
There you select now over the point Select file your SQL file, this may be maximally 2MB large!
**Tip: For larger SQL files you can use a so called SQL splitter to split a large SQL file into two parts into several small SQL files. An example of a SQL splitter is as follows Pinetools SQL-Splitter.
After you have selected your SQL file, you only have to click on OK to start the import process.
If everything worked, you will see some success messages, like on the left side your newly created database contents.
You have now successfully imported your SQL file.