The WhatsApp Business API client can use MySQL to store data.
You can configure the database settings by setting the following environment variables in the
db.env file when installing the WhatsApp Business API client. These environment variables will be used by the Coreapp and Webapp when connecting to the MySQL database.
|Database Setting||Environment Variable|
WA_DB_NAME_PREFIX— Can be used to prefix all databases created when the WhatsApp Business API client is installed. It can be used to run multiple sets of WhatsApp Business API databases on the same database host.
WA_DB_CONNECTION_IDLE_TIMEOUT— By setting this environment variable (in seconds) while starting the Coreapp, you can set the idle timeout for your MySQL database. The MySQL server will then close any database connections that are idle for the time set.