Bug #7478 Clone method bug in MySqlCommand
Submitted: 22 Dec 2004 12:04 Modified: 5 Jan 2005 17:55
Reporter: Gilles Bayon Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:Connector / NET Severity:S1 (Critical)
Version:1.0.3 OS:Microsoft Windows (Windows XP)
Assigned to: Reggie Burnett CPU Architecture:Any

[22 Dec 2004 12:04] Gilles Bayon
If you clone a MySqlCommand whitout a connection null --> bug in the connection set 

How to repeat:
IDbCommand command = new MySqlCommand();
IDbCommand c = ((ICloneable)command ).Clone() as IDbCommand;

Suggested fix:
In MySqlCommand bug in the connection set method line 183
connection = (MySqlConnection)value;
replace it by

++connection = value as MySqlConnection;
++if (connection != null)
  parameters.ParameterMarker = connection.ParameterMarker;

+ idem bug in 
public MySqlCommand(string cmdText, MySqlConnection connection) : this(cmdText)
Connection = connection;
++if (connection != null)
 parameters.ParameterMarker = connection.ParameterMarker;

[5 Jan 2005 17:55] Reggie Burnett
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[30 Apr 2005 15:11] Roberto Rabe
In Version 1.0.4...

Cloning a connection also throws an unhandled exception if the original Connection still has the default ConnectionString Hashtable values.  Simple/quick ConnectionTests NUnit test to throw exception:

public void TestConnectionClone()
	MySqlConnection c = new MySqlConnection();
	MySqlConnection clone = (MySqlConnection) ((ICloneable)c).Clone();

MySql.Data.MySqlClient.Tests.ConnectionTests.TestConnectionClone : System.NullReferenceException : Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

   at MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlConnectionString.CreateConnectionString() in \MySqlClient\ConnectionString.cs:line 300
   at MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlConnectionString.GetConnectionString() in \MySqlClient\ConnectionString.cs:line 261
   at MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlConnection.get_ConnectionString() in \MySqlClient\Connection.cs:line 172
   at MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlConnection.System.ICloneable.Clone() in \MySqlClient\Connection.cs:line 344
   at MySql.Data.MySqlClient.Tests.ConnectionTests.TestConnectionClone() in \testsuite\connectiontests.cs:line 50

ConnectionString.CreateConnectionString() throws exception when looping through keys and gets to "charset" key:

/// <summary>
/// Uses the values in the keyValues hash to create a
/// connection string
/// </summary>
/// <returns></returns>
public string CreateConnectionString()
	string cStr = String.Empty;

	Hashtable values = (Hashtable)keyValues.Clone();
	Hashtable defaultValues = GetDefaultValues();

	if (!PersistSecurityInfo && values.Contains("password") )
		values.Remove( "password" );

	// we always return the server key.  It's not needed but 
	// seems weird for it not to be there.
	cStr = "server=" + values["host"] + ";";

	foreach (string key in values.Keys)
		if (!values[key].Equals( defaultValues[key]))
			cStr += key + "=" + values[key] + ";";

	return cStr;