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Can't attach an existing database to my Laravel app and can't add database env variables

Hi, Every time I try to add database env variables and save them or try to attach an existing mysql db cluster to my Laravel app I get the following error:

error validating databases field "databases.cluster_name": database cluster (app-05a5d26c-501c-4c4c-8921-32d57a9d2145)

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Hi there,

In order to be able to use those environment variables, you would first need to attach your Managed MySQL database clsuter to your app. Can you confirm if you’ve done this already?

If not, in the Apps section of the DigitalOcean Control Panel, click your app, then click the Create dropdown. Add a database resource by choosing the Create/Attach Database option. If you already have a database cluster, you can attach it to your app.

After that, based on the name that you’ve specified, you will be able to access your database env details using the db.USERNAME, db.PASSWORD, etc. syntax.

Let me know how it goes!

Best,

Bobby

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