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MOVES and Related Models

Can Non-database Files be Stored in a MySQL Database Folder Without Causing MySQL Errors? For Example, Can Users Store the Spreadsheet(s) Containing County-Level Input Data in the Same Folder as the County Input Database?

In MYSQL, each table in a database is stored as a set of three files with the table suffixes .frm, .MYI and .MYD. Generally, MySQL will ignore non-database files contained in the MySQL database folder; however, any script commands to drop that database will fail.

While the MOVES default database folder includes a "read me" subfolder, we highly recommend that you store supporting spreadsheets in a separate folder with your MOVES runspecs rather than in the MySQL data folder.