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Can't insert data into MySql from C# code

Can't insert data into MySql from C# code

Can't insert data into MySql from C# code

I am using C# in visual studio, trying to insert data into a column in MySql 5. I want to take the value of ampm which is am, and put it into my column ampm in my database called teleyapper.

I can connect to the data with visual studio's odbc data set and insert and retrieve the data. I can go into the mysql querey browser and insert and retrieve the data. My connection appears to work when I tried just to connect then disconnect. But for the life of me, I can't find the right syntax to insert and retieve data in my C# code. The latest syntax attempts are below. I don't catch an exception.

in addition, ampm is a string in my code, but ampm column is varchar(2).  For now, I just put in two characters to insert-  me  

I'd appreciate any help, here is my code!

public void MysqlconnectInsert(string ampm)
MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlConnection conn;
string myConnectionString;

myConnectionString = "server=localhost;uid=root;" +

conn = new MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlConnection();
conn.ConnectionString = myConnectionString;

MessageBox.Show(ampm); // this shows the value am

MySqlCommand command = conn.CreateCommand();
// command.CommandText = "INSERT INTO `teleyapper`..`callees`(ampm) values('me')";
command.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM `teleyapper`..`callees`";
MySqlDataReader reader = command.ExecuteReader();
string retrieveampm = reader.GetString(0);
MessageBox.Show(retrieveampm); \\ this message box never shows

} //end of try
catch (MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlException ex)
} //end of catch

RE: Can't insert data into MySql from C# code

You have two dots between `teleyapper` and `callees`. If those are the database and table names respectively, then there should only be one dot there.

RE: Can't insert data into MySql from C# code

Thanks for your help.  Turns out my mysql commands were wrong and some of my earlier syntax tries were ok.  The code below works.  Hope this helps someone else.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.Text;
using MySql.Data.MySqlClient;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.Odbc;
using System.Text.RegularExpressions;

namespace Reminder_Call1
    static class Program
        /// <summary>
        /// The main entry point for the application.
        /// </summary>
        static void Main()
            Application.Run(new Form1());

        }  //end of Main()
    } //end of class Program

    // Connects to Mysql
    public class ConnectMysql
        public void MysqlconnectInsert(string ampm)
            MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlConnection conn;
            MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlCommand cmd;

            conn = new MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlConnection();
            cmd = new MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlCommand();

            string myquerystring;
            myquerystring = "INSERT INTO callees (ampm) VALUES('me')";
            conn.ConnectionString = "server=localhost;uid=root;" +

                cmd.Connection = conn;
                cmd.CommandText = myquerystring;
                MessageBox.Show("File Inserted into database successfully!",
        "Success!", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Asterisk);
            } //end of try

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