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I'm trying to connect my 4.0 application to a MySQL 4.0.xx database.

I have MySQL Connector/NET 6.3.5 installed. It works great with MySQL 5+, but it says it does not support anything prior to version 5.

What should I do?

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You should upgrade to MySQL 5.0 and then 5.1. Before you upgrade you should backup your database and test it on the new MySQL version on a VM or another Machine before committing to the new version completely.

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As much as I'd like to upgrade the database server, I don't own it sadly. I just connect to it with SELECT privileges only. I made a compromise and installed MySQL Connector/NET 5 instead. It works with MySQL 4, but doesnt support nice stuff in Visual Studio such as being available for use in SQLDataSource control. – user59623 Jan 12 '11 at 1:15

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