MySQLDBLib is a project to create a COM Database library to access MySQL databases. Currently only the Connection object is working. This object will allow you to execute queries and navigate the result sets. Only forward navigation is enabled, but caching the results on the client may overcome this restriction. There is an example application in Visual Basic which creates a client side recordset and caches the results.

The library implements dual interfaces, so you can instance it by using the

Server.CreateObject("MySQLDB.Connection") function.

I have tested it in Visual Basic, but not on IIS. If someone is willing to do it and give me feedback, it will be very helpful.

Installation : 

 I have included a installation file in the package, but if it doesn't work, run the regCom.bat file in the VB application directory that comes with the install.. It will register the Atl.dll and MySQLDB.dll required to use the library. The Install program puts the Atl.dll,MySQLDB.dll and libmysql.dll in the windows system directory. If you want you can move MySQLDB.dll, MySQLDB.lib, libmysql.dll to another directory but not the ATL.dll. Also make sure you make the appropriate changes to the regCOM.bat file before you run it.


If you move the atl.dll, MySQLDB.dll to c:\App then change the following line from regCom.atl

\windows\system\regsvr32.exe \windows\system\Atl.dll

\windows\system\regsvr32.exe \windows\system\MySQLDB.dll


\windows\system\regsvr32.exe \windows\system\Atl.dll

\windows\system\regsvr32.exe C:\App\MySQLDB.dll

Then run regCom.bat. That should register all the components.


Function Table for Visual Basic, VBScript users


Name Function Type Description Usage
Host Property (String)

Sets the host on which mysql server is running.

Connection.Host = ""


Connection.Host = "123.34.232"

Username  Property (String) sets the username for the connection. Connection.Username = "User1"
Password Property (String) sets the password for the connection. Connection.Password = "pwd1"
Database Property (String)

sets the database to be opened.

Connection.Database ="testdb"
Port Property (Short) sets the port to connect to. Connection.Port = 2323
Connect Method

opens a connection to the mysql server.

Open Method

Opens a database specified by the Database property.

Call Open after first connecting to the server by calling

connect. You can change a database by changing the

database property and then calling Open. 

ExecuteInt(sqlString as String) Method Executes the sqlString passed to it. Connection.ExecuteInt("Select * from host")
Execute Method Not working as of yet. Returns a recordset NA
FieldCount Property(Short) Returns  the number of fields in the result set i = Connection.FieldCount
RowCount Property(Short) Returns  the number of rows in the result set i = Connection.RowCount
BOF Property (Bool) Start of the result set bofVal = Connection.BOF
EOF Property (Bool) End of the result set eofVal = Connection.EOF
NextRow Method

Moves the Cursor to the next row in the

result set

GetItem(i) Method returns the i'th item from the current row as a string.

Dim abc as String

sbc = Connection.GetItem(2)

FieldProperty(i,"Property Type") Method

Returns the property value of the i'th field in

the result set. The property types can be "fieldLength", "fieldType" and "fieldName" .

Dim abc as String

abc =


Close Method Closes the connection to the server


Please the example project in Visual Basic to see how the results can be cached on the client side using the Connection Object. The DBConnection class is a wrapper around the MySQLDBLib.Connection object. The Record and RecordSet objects are used to cache the results on the client side.