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How to setup / install MySQL ODBC Connector on Windows

by: Revengsky Joseph D. Reyes (a.k.a.rjdreyes)

Recently, I work with a special project, making a customer/client database system, using Visual Basic and MySQL Database Server. To connect within Visual Basic to MySQL Database Server, you need an MySQL ODBC Connector, which is a database driver for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Unix platforms. It also allows you to connect and managed your database.

(Note : I’m using WAMP Server and Navicat Lite as my Database Administrator Tools. If you don’t have yet a MySQL Database Server, you can used WAMP, easy to install and Navicat Lite for easy to import and export databases.)

Instructions on How to Install WAMP on Windows click here
Instructions on How to Install Navicat Lite on Windows click here
Instructions on How to use Navicat Lite for MySQL Connection via localhost click here
Instructions on How to use MySQL ODBC Connector via localhost click here

Heres the steps on how you able to connect and setup the MySQL ODBC Connector:

(Note : Installations proceeding my vary, depends on the version of MySQL ODBC Connector)

1. Download MySQL ODBC Connector. Afterwards, run the installer.

MySQL ODBC Connector used by Jcyberinux

2. Setup Wizard Appears, click Next.

MySQL ODBC Connector used by Jcyberinux

3. Setup Type, I choose Complete. (everything will be installed and automatically configured the program location). Click Next.

MySQL ODBC Connector used by Jcyberinux

4. Ready to Install the Program (Summary of installation). Click Install.

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MySQL ODBC Connector used by Jcyberinux

5. Afterwards the installation. Click Finish.

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Next : Instructions on How to use MySQL ODBC Connector via localhost connection.

I hope this helps you out. 🙂 Cheers!

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Related References / Entries :

MySQL Official Site
Download MySQL Connector/ODBC Official Site
MySQL ODBC CONNECTOR – an open source database driver by Jcyberinux
How to Install WAMP on Windows by Jcyberinux
How to Install Navicat Lite on Windows by Jcyberinux
How to use Navicat Lite for MySQL Connection via localhost by Jcyberinux
How to use MySQL ODBC Connector via localhost on Windows by Jcyberinux
WAMP Official Site
Download WAMP
Download Navicat Lite Official Site

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