I try to connect to a local MySQL database on my Windows 64-bit machine and I get the error:
“Test connection failed because of an error in initializing provider. Data source name not found and no default driver specified”.
Make sure that you installed MySQL Connector 32-bit, not 64-bit.
Re-download MySQL Connector 32-bit and re-install it.
Then do this:
click Start -> Run and execute this command
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