Not sure why this is happening but all I did after creating the mysql database and getting the latest mysql driver, was to go in and change the entityengine.xml file to point to the mysql database. The entity engine did its thing recreating new tables in the mysql database but for some reason the entity engine only created MOST of the tables in the 'ofbiz' mysql database but not all. I can see that it tried to create about 6 tables but couldn't find the database 'OFBIZ' in uppercase. Just to see what would happen, I created another database called 'OFBIZ' and sure enough the entity engine created the remaining tables there (about 6 of them).
Any ideas why this is happening? Also, not sure if you define the schema-name 'OFBIZ' in all caps in the entityengine.xml file why it would even want to use 'ofbiz' in lower case. What am I missing??? Thanks in advance!