I need to increase wait_timeout variable in mysql only when access mysql from phpmyadmin. I don't want to edit my.cnf file or set it globaly in mysql server.

I've read documentation, but haven't found if I can run any queries after connection to specific database.

Any help is appreciated.

Application details below:

phpMyAdmin version 4.4.1

mysql is percona 5.6.

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    Why would you need that? – Jehad Keriaki Apr 29 '15 at 14:59
  • Check interactive_wait_timeout. – Rick James Apr 29 '15 at 16:35



138     public function connect(

before return link you can run query:

223         $link->query("SET SESSION wait_timeout = 600");
224         return $link;

This would set any session to mysql db from phpmyadmin with wait_timeout = 600.

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