hi,
im doing a project on 'courier management systems' . i am using asp.net as the application and mysql as the database. im not clear on how to integrate mysql with asp.net... i would appreaciate if some description plus some examples are posted on...thank you

. Make sure you have installed the .Net Framework on your server

. Download the ODBC .Net data provider and install it on your server. You can
find the download here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=35715

. Make sure that Microsoft.data.odbc.dll file is located in the following folder
on your server C:\Program Files\Microsoft.NET\Odbc.Net\.

. Install Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.6 or later. MDAC 2.8 is
recommended. You can download it here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/

. Install MySQL Server.

. install MySQL ODBC Driver-MyODBC 3.51. You can download it here:
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/api-myodbc-3.51.html

Here is the actual code connection to the MySQL database and retrieving and
displaying all the records from Table1 table in your database.

<%@ Page CompilerOptions='/R:"C:\Program Files\Microsoft.NET\Odbc.Net\Microsoft.data.odbc.dll"'%>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="Microsoft.Data.Odbc" %>
<HTML>
<HEAD>
<SCRIPT Language="VB" Runat="server">
Sub Page_Load(Source as object, e as EventArgs)
Dim sConString As String = "DRIVER={MySQL ODBC 3.51 Driver}; SERVER=localhost;
DATABASE=Your_Mysql_DB; UID=mysql_username; PASSWORD=mysql_password; OPTION=3"
Dim oConnection as ODBCConnection = new ODBCConnection(sConString)
Dim sSQL as String = "SELECT * FROM Table1"
Dim oDataAdapter as ODBCDataAdapter = New ODBCDataAdapter(sSQL, oConnection)
Dim oDataSet as DataSet = new DataSet()
oDataAdapter.Fill(oDataSet)
oDataGrid.DataSource = oDataSet
oDataGrid.DataBind()
End Sub
</SCRIPT >
</HEAD>
<BODY>
<ASP:DataGrid ID="oDataGrid" Runat="server" />
</BODY>
</HTML>

After you have tested your solution on your development workstation, you need
to find a web hosting company offering ASP.NET hosting and supporting MySQL
database, in order to deploy your web application and make it available on
Internet.

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