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Can you connect to a MySQL database using System.Data.SqlClient or and Oledb
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 1000 total points
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>Can you connect to a MySQL database using System.Data.SqlClient
no


Can you connect to a MySQL database using System.Data.Oledb
yes, using a third-party OLEDB provider:
http://cherrycitysoftware.com/ccs/providers/ProvMySQL.aspx


Can you connect to a MySQL database using System.Data.odbc
yes, using this odbc connector:
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/odbc/


but there is more: a .net connector for MySQL:
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/


connection strings for MySQL:
http://www.connectionstrings.com/mysql/
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Um, probably with the OleDB driver, but you'll do better to use the MySQL Connector for .Net from http://www.mysql.com/products/connector/
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Thanks very much for the help
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