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Old November 14th, 2003, 02:25 PM
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Default connecting mysql with vb

         I am new to MySQL but familiar with vb and sql server 2000,any body can help me to connect vb with MySQL


Old January 8th, 2004, 01:44 PM
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i just found this having the same problem

i dont know if u already found it if you do i would like to know how u did it

i am currently using this code for a sql.. which needs to be changed to a mysql code :)

Public Sub conectarse()
    Set BdSQL = New ADODB.Connection

    Set BdSQL = New ADODB.Connection
    BdSQL.ConnectionString = "DRIVER={SQL Server}; " & _
                             "SERVER=pcpaola; " & _
                             "UID=XXXXX;" & _

    BdSQL.DefaultDatabase = "aduana"
    If BdSQL.State = adStateClosed Then
        BdSQL.Open BdSQL.ConnectionString
    End If
    If BdSQL.State = 1 Then
        conectado = True
        conectado = False
        MsgBox "Hubo un Error, No se pudo conectar al Servidor... Consulte con un Administrador", vbCritical
    End If
End Sub
The code i found but didnt use is can be found on


Old January 9th, 2004, 04:54 AM
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this site http://www.able-consulting.com/ADO_Conn.htm is v useful for connection strings.

Another good way to get a connection string is to create a blank .udl file, double-click it, fill in the details in the dialog that appears, then open the udl file in Notepad when you've finished and you've got your connection string.

Old February 5th, 2004, 02:43 PM
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As a further bit of info, if not all that useful..
You can connect to the MySql server using the Microsoft ADO if you download the appropriate .dll from the MYSQL website.
All instructions are given online if you look at:

and the manual


Don't think, do!

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