Unable to get a connection to the database

I have downloaded the standalone version 2.3.1 but I keep getting the error

Error occurred while trying to get the updates needed for the database. Unable to get a connection to the database. Please check your openmrs runtime properties file and make sure you have the correct connection.username and connection.password set

I have Java 1.8 and Mysql server running in the background

i’m running as implementer not developer

tomcat log file is here https://pastebin.com/mHZUXJt5

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@aliattia which mysql version are you running ?

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thanks for your reply

mysql 5.7

The problem is that OpenMRS cannot connect to MySQL. Do you have a running MySQL instance? You can test this by trying to connect to MySQL using the mysql command-line tool or MySQL Workbench

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