These are the steps that are needed to make a database connection to run queries inside the aptana IDE . Click the Database Perspective . Right click and add Database . Enter a name to recogise easy for you . ( Picture below shows it ) Clicking Next will ask you for the username and password and the connection string . The user name and password is that of your mysql db . Hope you have already installed MySQL . The connection string is jdbc://mysql://localhost:3036/ when its ok you can test it and check whether it works fine . Connecting to server is jdbc://mysql://www.domain.com:port/ I too have searched to find the solution . Got it from Aptana forum . The forum is great, so you don’t need to worry about it .