dgwaring wrote:I need to know how to confirgure XAMPP to connect to an existing mySQL instance on my local machine. The connection is specified as connection method: Standard (TCP/IP) hostname: 127.0.0.1 port 3306 username: root in the connection on my mySQL Workbench. How do I get XAMPP to talk to this connection.
"Xampp" does not connect to MySQL anyway, Xampp is a software collection of Apache (Webserver), MariaDB (SQL Database) and PHP Interpreter. None of them need to "connect" to your SQL Database, your own PHP scripts need to do so. So if you already have a running MySQL Server, do not start MariaDB in Xampp (it would collide with the existing MySQL Server), and finally simply run your PHP scripts and use the credentials for your database as shown above.
All in all, there is nothing to do. Run your PHP and thats it.