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VB.NET Run MySQL Script

To run a MySQL Script in VB.NET has one trick: The command window must stay open while the script is running.

Here is an example of the arguments string to pass to the cmd.exe:
"/K ""mysql.exe"" " & "-h hostname -u username -ppassword < filename.sql"

Explanation of some of the arguments string:
/K = Carries out the command specified by the string but doesn’t terminate – cmd window remains open.
Then the MySQL values:
hostname = MySQL Server hostname
username = MySQL username
password = MySQL user’s password
filename = MYSQL script – must be full path.

I’ve encountered errors when one doesn’t specify the time in process.WaitForExit().

Code Snippet:

Private Sub RunMySQLScript(ByVal TheArguments As String)
          Dim proc As New Process
          proc.StartInfo.FileName = "cmd.exe"
          proc.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = False
          'Don’t show command prompt window.
          proc.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = True
          proc.StartInfo.Arguments = TheArguments
          'Time in milliseconds, can change value to wait.
     Catch ex As Exception
          MessageBox.Show(Err.Description, "Run MySQL Scripts", _
          MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Error)
     End Try
End Sub


10 October 2009 - Posted by | .NET & MySQL | , , , ,

1 Comment »

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