"MySql.Data.MySqlClient" not available in Provider name in UI path

I am trying to MySQL database in my VM. I have added the connect activity and this was the default connection string given. And i have added my details

Next ,i need to select “MySql.Data.MySqlClient” but the option is not listed in the dropdown?

Can someone please let me know if i need to install any client or plug in?

Hi @Srikanth27

Welcome to uipath community buddy…Thats a good question to start with

Hope this link would surely help you resolve this


  1. Right-click on References, select Add Reference.

  2. Select .NET tab. Check what the text directly under the tabs says, example: “Filtered to: .NET Framework 4 Client Profile”.

  3. Click on the Browse tab.

  4. Browse to the MySql folder and go on into the Assemblies folder, example: C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\Connector NET 6.8.3\Assemblies

  5. Select the version folder which matches the text under 2), example: “v4.0”

  6. Add MySql.Data.dll
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MySQL Connector/NET enables you to develop .NET applications that require secure, highperformance data connectivity with MySQL. It implements the required ADO.NET interfaces and
integrates into ADO.NET-aware tools. You can build applications using your choice of .NET languages.
Connector/NET is a fully managed ado net data provider written in 100% pure C#. It does not use
the MySQL C client library.

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