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Cannot connect to local MySQL database.

Hi All, I press get data and select MySQL datatabase. 


I get the following message:


"we encountered an error while trying to connect. the connector cannot be used because you are missing one or more required components.".


The Learn More link took me to the MySQL site to download 



I downloaded that and nothing happened. I restarted my machine as well, no dice.


Windows 10, 32 bit office, 32 bit power BI.


Thank you.

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@sois Ignore that link and instead download x64 bit MySQL connector and install yourself. I have seen before where doing that has fixed the problem.

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I don't know how to fix, but if I can confirm it's an issue with the v8.0.33 driver. If you install v8.0.32 it works fine. The v8.0.33 driver does not work with the On-prem gateway or Excel also.

I also had the same issue and it got resolved by downgrading the .NET agent to v8.0.32. 


Yes, v8.0.32 does work fine, but v8.0.32 was flagged by our Security team as having a vulnerability which is why I upgraded to v8.0.33 which doesn't work.

Thats so sad that it is funny 😉 What vulnerability if i may ask?

Refer to advisory that says v8.0.32 and earlier at:

Install Connector from this link :

check your worknbench version and install the same version. 

@ankitpatira - Can you please share the x64 dowload link you are referring to. I installed x64 from this link but no success [I think we need .NET connector and not ODBC. I was unable to find .NET x64]

 @sois / @ankitpatira


Can you please share the link for the x64 version that works? Thank you.

Getting same error.  "this connector requires one or more additional components to be installed"

Have installed .net mysql connector 32bit.  Can't find a 64bit version anywhere.


I downloaded the mysql connector from next url:


Please select for windows and 64 bit.


It works for me.

Not applicable

 please after installing the connector what needs to be done?

It turns out that the version is of the MySQL connector is very important.  I wasted a lot of time trying to figure out why earlier versions -- some of them linked to in forums -- did not work.

For me this version only works, the new versions do not work at all



same problem. mysql doesn't offer 64bit .net connector and 32bit doesn't work with powerbi

getting: "this connector requires one or more additional components to be installed"

@ankitpatira can you plz share that link windows x64 connector? couldn't able to find that link...

Perfect, thank you! I just downloaded the latest version and restarted  the app. It works now!

Which version(s) did you install?
I have 8.0.33... it does not work for me.

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