Unable to find the requested .Net Framework Data Provider. It may not be installed. [Answered]RSS

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Last post Feb 11, 2016 09:22 PM by Jean Sun

  • Unable to find the requested .Net Framework Data Provider. It may not be installed.

    Feb 10, 2016 09:28 PM|Brian Ashcraft|LINK

    Hello All,

    I am using WebMatrix with a MySQL database.  ASP.Net, with Razor syntax.

    My hosting is with goDaddy.

    I have successfully deployed my database to goDaddy, and am able to connect to it using mySQL Workbench.

    I believe I have a problem with either my web.config file, or perhaps a mySQL dll.

    I FTP'd my site to goDaddy, and placed the following DLLs int he /bin directory:

    MySqlData.dll, MySql.Data.Entity.dll, MySqlWeb.dll and System.Data.Entity.dll

    My web.config file looks like this:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
        <compilation debug="true" targetFramework="4.0" />
        <customErrors mode="Off" />
            <add name="RP" connectionString="Server=;Database=RP;Uid=my_userid;Pwd=my_password" providerName="MySql.Data.MySqlClient"></add>
            <add key="enableSimpleMembership" value="true" />

    When I execute the website in my browser I get the following error:

     Unable to find the requested .Net Framework Data Provider.  It may not be installed.

    Line 29: 
    Line 30: @{
    Line 31:     WebSecurity.InitializeDatabaseConnection("RP", "UserProfile", "UserId", "Email", true);
    Line 32: }

    Source File: g:\pleskvhosts\dibbstraining.com\robeyspub.com\_AppStart.cshtml    Line: 31 

    The website works fine, if I change the connection to "localhost", and leave all other information the same.

    When I hit the Remote/Settings button in WebMatrix I get the following error:

    "error trying to discover the databases from 'Web.config'  An error occurred when reading the IIS Configuration File."

    When I hit the Remote/Check Compatibility button the process starts, and it just churns.  It never seems to finish.

    I can "Publish" my website using "Web Deploy".

    Any help appreciated.  Day 3 of facerolling the keyboard....  


  • Re: Unable to find the requested .Net Framework Data Provider. It may not be installed.

    Feb 11, 2016 09:22 PM|Jean Sun|LINK

    Hi Brian,

    Please try adding the following code into your web.config file.

        <DbProviderFactories >
          <add name="MySQL Data Provider" invariant="MySql.Data.MySqlClient" description=".Net Framework Data Provider for MySQL" type="MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlClientFactory, MySql.Data, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=c5687fc88969c44d" />

    Note: you need to add change the version in the code to the version you are using.

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