In order to connect to a database, you need to import its driver first.
GORM wraps the drivers for the officially supported databases.
import _ "github.com/jinzhu/gorm/dialects/mysql"
You can import other drivers in the same way.
import _ "github.com/go-sql-driver/mysql"
In order to handle
time.Time correctly, you need to include
parseTime as a parameter. (More supported parameters)
In order to fully support UTF-8 encoding, you need to change
charset=utf8mb4. See this article for a detailed explanation.
If you want to specify the host, you need to use
NOTE: You can also use
:memory: instead of a path to a file. This will tell SQLite to use a temporary database in system memory. (See SQLite docs for this.)
Microsoft offers a guide for using SQL Server with Go (and GORM).
GORM officially supports the databases listed above, but you can write GORM dialects for unsupported databases.