MySql - Running a complex script using the .net Connector

[The solution was discovered via this entry in the forums]

If your MySql script contains code like

"/*!40101 SET @[email protected]@CHARACTER_SET_CLIENT */;"

You'll need to add "Allow User Variables=true" to your connection string. This can be achieved by manually adding it to the string, or, if using a MySqlConnectionStringBuilder, something similar to the following:

var builder = new MySqlConnectionStringBuilder
   Database = database,
   Server = Server,
   Password = Password,
   UserID = Username
builder.Add("Allow User Variables", true);

Make sure you're using at least version 5.2.6 of the MySql Connector/Net though! The forum posting states that it works with 5.2.2, but it didn't work with the copy of 5.2.2 I hav, but did with 5.2.6.

Other useful links from the forums:

Re: How do i run a *.sql script from my c# environment?

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