Managed database with node droplet

If I have a managed mysql database with my node droplet server does that mean I can connect via localhost ( to the mysql from my node server using the doadmin user and password?

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You would need to use the hostname of the Managed MySQL cluster rather than localhost.

If you use localhost you would connect to the MySQL server installed on the Droplet itself, in case that there is one.

Hope that this helps. Regards, Bobby