I am working with a magento 2 build via a repository clone. I have the dumped sql database from the repository build. I imported the sql into my localhost DB, how do I connect them so that a local build is on my local?

Also, I can't find any good documentation on working with Magento via git repository fashion. Anyone have good resources they would like to share?

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Goto magento root app\etc\env.php set database

 'host' => 'localhost',
        'dbname' => 'yourdatabasename',
        'username' => 'mysqlusername',
        'password' => 'mysqlpassword',
        'active' => '1',

also check what is the mode you are 'MAGE_MODE' => 'default'

clear /var/cache , /var/generate, var/page_cache

First update both the web/unsecure/base_url and web/secure/base_url URLs in core_config_data.

after config run this command in magento root folder bin/magento setup:upgrade. bin/magento setup:di:compile

  • There is no app/etc/env.php file currently. Should I run the full setup at localhost/setup first, then replace? Aug 7, 2017 at 16:19
  • yes you can do :) Aug 7, 2017 at 17:40

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