How to connect ArcGIS Desktop to MySQL database

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12-19-2017 09:08 AM
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Can somebody please provide detailed instructions on how to connect ArcGIS Desktop to a MySQL database?  I've seen other threads where people say they've done it.  I have tried it myself, downloaded the ODBC driver, but have not been able to get it to work.  

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Hi Bob,

I have attached a document that outlines the following:

1.  Download and install the driver.

2.  Add the ODBC driver as a data source on the machine.

3.  Connect to the MySQL database in ArcCatalog.

Here are some relevant links:

MySQL ODBC Driver download (5.2.x)
MySQL :: Download Connector/ODBC 

Adding an OLE DB Connection in ArcGIS Desktop.

Adding OLE DB connections to databases—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop 

- Ken

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Hi Bob,

I have attached a document that outlines the following:

1.  Download and install the driver.

2.  Add the ODBC driver as a data source on the machine.

3.  Connect to the MySQL database in ArcCatalog.

Here are some relevant links:

MySQL ODBC Driver download (5.2.x)
MySQL :: Download Connector/ODBC 

Adding an OLE DB Connection in ArcGIS Desktop.

Adding OLE DB connections to databases—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop 

- Ken

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Is this workflow still relevant in ArcCatalog 10.7.x?  I had an OLE DB connection that still works in 10.5.x, but the MySQL tables do not show up in ArcCatalog 10.7.x when using the same drivers and connection parameters.

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