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Accessing remote MySQL DBs in VB6

I'm looking for a way to access and control remote MySQL DBs in VB6 using either sockets or a free VB control. Do you have any examples of how to manipulate them?

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MySQL supports ODBC. Download the ODBC drivers. In your VB project, add the Microsoft Remote Data Object and connect. Your connection code might look something like this:

Dim cnMySql As New rdoConnection
cnMySql.CursorDriver = rdUseOdbc
cnMySql.Connect = "DRIVER={MySQL ODBC 3.51 Driver};" & _
 "SERVER=yourHostName;PORT=3306;" & _
 "DATABASE=dbName;" & _
 "UID=yourUserName;PWD=yourPassword;" & _
 "OPTION=3;"
Check the values for the OPTION parameter.

This was first published in September 2006

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