Introduction

MySqlConnector is an ADO.NET data provider for MySQL Server, MariaDB, Percona Server, Amazon Aurora, Azure Database for MySQL, Google Cloud SQL for MySQL and more. It provides implementations of DbConnection, DbCommand, DbDataReader, DbTransaction — the classes needed to query and update databases from managed code. MySqlConnector claims to be the real asynchronous data provider for MySQL in .NET space. It is known to much more faster and optimal than MySql.Data data provider the Oracle has written.

RepoDB is an open-source .NET ORM that bridge the gaps between micro-ORMs and full-ORMs. It helps the developer to simplify the switch-over of when to use the BASIC and ADVANCE operations during the development. It is your best alternative ORM to both Dapper and Entity Framework. RepoDB claims to be the most-fastest and most-efficient ORM library in .NET in which even surpassed the Dapper performance by huge gap. It is best suited for the developers who wish to control the Data Access Layers with a more simple and dynamic implementations.

We are knocking on the windows of .NET/MySQL community about this newly built and released capability for MySQL DB accessibility space. With the combination of these 2 libraries, the DB accessibility for MySQL is now very powerful as both packages are offering different advantages for its users.

About the Library

The library is deployed as Nuget Package named RepoDb.MySqlConnector in which both being authored by the authors of RepoDB and MySqlConnector. The project is hosted at Github as extension of RepoDb.

The library is currently on its first version release as of writing this. The test suites (both Unit and Integration tests) were written to cover hundred of real-life business scenarios for all its operations.

By using this library, you had inherited all the capabilities of both powerful packages in one installation.

Get Started

To get started, install the package via Package Manager Console.

> Install-Package RepoDb.MySqlConnector

Then, call the bootstrapper once.

RepoDb.MySqlBootstrap.Initialize();

Once the bootstrapping is done, then the library can then be used right away.

Or, please visit our official MySQL Get Started page for more information.

Inserting a Record

To insert a record, use the Insert method.

var person = new Person
{
	Name = "John Doe",
	Age = 54,
	CreatedDateUtc = DateTime.UtcNow
};
using (var connection = new MySqlConnection(ConnectionString))
{
	var id = connection.Insert(person);
}

To insert multiple rows, use the InsertAll method.

var people = GetPeople(100);
using (var connection = new MySqlConnection(ConnectionString))
{
	var rowsInserted = connection.InsertAll(people);
}
Querying a Record

To query a record, use the Query method.

using (var connection = new MySqlConnection(ConnectionString))
{
	var person = connection.Query<Person>(e => e.Id == 1);
	/* Do the stuffs for the 'person' here */
}

To query all the rows, use the QueryAll method.

using (var connection = new MySqlConnection(ConnectionString))
{
	var people = connection.QueryAll<Person>();
	/* Do the stuffs for the 'people' here */
}
Merging a Record

To merge a record, use the Merge method.

var person = new Person
{
	Id = 1,
	Name = "John Doe",
	Age = 57,
	CreatedDateUtc = DateTime.UtcNow
};
using (var connection = new MySqlConnection(ConnectionString))
{
	var id = connection.Merge(person);
}

To merge all the rows, use the MergeAll method.

var people = GetPeople(100);
people
	.AsList()
	.ForEach(p => p.Name = $"{p.Name} (Merged)");
using (var connection = new MySqlConnection(ConnectionString))
{
	var affectedRecords = connection.MergeAll<Person>(people);
}
Deleting a Record

To delete a record, use the Delete method.

using (var connection = new MySqlConnection(ConnectionString))
{
	var deletedRows = connection.Delete<Person>(1);
}

By default, it uses the primary key as a qualifier. The other fields can also be used via Linq expression.

using (var connection = new MySqlConnection(ConnectionString))
{
	var deletedRows = connection.Delete<Person>(p => p.Name == "John Doe");
}

To delete all the rows, use the DeleteAll method.

using (var connection = new MySqlConnection(ConnectionString))
{
	var deletedRows = connection.DeleteAll<Person>();
}

The list of primary keys can also be passed for this method.

using (var connection = new MySqlConnection(connectionString))
{
	var primaryKeys = new [] { 10045, 11001, ..., 12011 };
	var deletedRows = connection.DeleteAll<Person>(primaryKeys);
}
Updating a Record

To update a record, use the Update method.

var person = new Person
{
	Id = 1,
	Name = "James Doe",
	Age = 55,
	DateInsertedUtc = DateTime.UtcNow
};
using (var connection = new MySqlConnection(ConnectionString))
{
	var updatedRows = connection.Update<Person>(person);
}

To update all the rows, use the UpdateAll method.

var people = GetPeople(100);
people
	.AsList()
	.ForEach(p => p.Name = $"{p.Name} (Updated)");
using (var connection = new MySqlConnection(ConnectionString))
{
	var updatedRows = connection.UpdateAll<Person>(people);
}

By default, the Primary (or Identity) field is used as a qualifier. The other fields can also be used as the qualifiers.

var people = GetPeople(100);
people
	.AsList()
	.ForEach(p => p.Name = $"{p.Name} (Updated)");
using (var connection = new MySqlConnection(ConnectionString))
{
	var updatedRows = connection.UpdateAll<Person>(people, qualifiers: Field.From("Name", "DateOfBirth"));
}
Executing a Query

To execute a query use the ExecuteNonQuery method.

using (var connection = new MySqlConnection(ConnectionString))
{
	var affectedRecords = connection.ExecuteNonQuery("DELETE FROM `Person` WHERE Id = @Id;", new { Id = 1 });
}

To execute a query while expecting a result of class object, use the ExecuteQuery method.

using (var connection = new MySqlConnection(ConnectionString))
{
	var people = connection.ExecuteQuery<Person>("SELECT * FROM `Person` ORDER BY Id ASC;");
	/* Do the stuffs for the 'people' here */
}

To execute a query while expecting a single result, use the ExecuteScalar method.

using (var connection = new MySqlConnection(ConnectionString))
{
	var maxId = connection.ExecuteQuery<Person>("SELECT MAX(Id) FROM `Person`;");
}

To execute a query while expecting a result of DbDataReader, use the ExecuteReader method.

using (var connection = new MySqlConnection(ConnectionString))
{
	using (var reader = connection.ExecuteReader("SELECT * FROM `Person` ORDER BY Id ASC;"))
	{
		/* Do the stuffs for the data reader here */
	}
}

Community Address

We are here to gather some feedback from the community pertaining to the experiences when using the library.

For any issues, you can directly visits the official channels of RepoDb.

Thank you for reading this article.