.net accessing DB on Linux

Posted on 2003-03-18
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Can anyone please help me,if it's possible to access database(MYSQL) on Linux OS using vb.net or c# or vb. If yes provide me with clues.

Thanks in advance,
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Mohammed Nasman earned 400 total points
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  MySql Database server should install on the server, and on the client you need to install on MySql client, so if you have Linux install the MySql server for linux on the server, and install the MySql client for windows and Configure the client to connect the server, so your application will work with MySql client

that's the way that I saw with Oracle, but I don't have MySql to test that, but in general that should work with all databases, because all the Client/Server databases work in the same way, and MySql one of them

Hope this info will help you

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Mohammed Nasman
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You'll have two options

1. Use ODBC.NET to access MySQL via ODBC. You'll need to install MySql ODBC. You can download it from http://www.mysql.com

2. Use MySQL.NET Data Provider. The performance should be much better than ODBC option.
You can download and try it out. It has some documentations to help get you through.

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