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mysql for toad connect

I'm trying to connect to mysql via Toad, here is the error I got, any idea why?

Format of the initialization string does not conform to specification starting at index 13.
Stack Trace:
   at System.Data.Common.DbConnectionOptions.GetKeyValuePair(String connectionString, Int32 currentPosition, StringBuilder buffer, Boolean useOdbcRules, String& keyname, String& keyvalue)
   at System.Data.Common.DbConnectionOptions.ParseInternal(Hashtable parsetable, String connectionString, Boolean buildChain, Hashtable synonyms, Boolean firstKey)
   at System.Data.Common.DbConnectionOptions..ctor(String connectionString, Hashtable synonyms, Boolean useOdbcRules)
   at System.Data.Common.DbConnectionStringBuilder.set_ConnectionString(String value)
   at MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlConnection.set_ConnectionString(String value)
   at MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlConnection..ctor(String connectionString)
   at Quest.Toad.MySQL.MySQLConnection.CreateConnection()
   at Quest.Toad.MySQL.MySQLConnection.DoBeforeConnect()
   at Quest.Toad.Db.Connection.Connect(Boolean notify)
   at Quest.Toad.Db.Provider.BackgroundConnector.CreateBackgroundConnection()
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Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerCommented:
Double check the connection string: http://www.connectionstrings.com/mysql/
If your connection string is correct, can you share more details like did this ever work, is this a new install, et cetera...

Other things to check include whether or not MySQL is running on default port.  If it is not, you will need to specify the port with host.  If I remember correctly, it will be IP:port in TOAD's host configuration.
xiaoyunwuAuthor Commented:
the connection string should be correct, since it's entered in a toad window.

This is a new mysql database. I can use Toad to connect to another old mysql database. I'm not sure if port 3306 is open, and don't know how to check, and don't know if firewall etc.

One thing I know is that I can connect to mysql database through Adminer.
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
without a bit more details about the mysql version, and the connection string ...
what version of the mysql toad are you using?
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xiaoyunwuAuthor Commented:
We are using Toad for mysql and mysql server 5.1. I installed mysql Workbench 6 and am able to successfully connect to the database but still unable using Toad. Im not sure how to view the connection string within Toad. Any suggestions? Thanks.
xiaoyunwuAuthor Commented:
I used SQLyog instead, it has a community version for free.
xiaoyunwuAuthor Commented:
used work around
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