Bug #87727 Unable to download Connector/Net 6.9.9 for 64-bit Windows
Submitted: 11 Sep 2017 16:16 Modified: 14 Sep 2017 23:48
Reporter: Camir Inshiqaq Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
None 
Category:Connector / NET Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version: OS:Microsoft Windows (10)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: 64-bit

[11 Sep 2017 16:16] Camir Inshiqaq
Description:
Using PowerBI connection service with MYSQL i need to have the 64-bit connector. However the website doesnt offer 64-bit only 32-bit. 

Failed to update data source credentials: MySQL: We were unable to find a database provider with invariant name 'MySql.Data.MySqlClient'.
 This error could've been the result of provider-specific client software being required, but missing on this computer. To download client software for this provider, visit the following site and choose the 64-bit (x64) version of, at minimum, 'MySQL Connector/Net': https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=278885

How to repeat:
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=278885
click redirect link to land on 
https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/
then look for 64-bit connector in General Availability section. 

Suggested fix:
please provide 64-bit windows connector
[14 Sep 2017 6:18] Chiranjeevi Battula
Hello Camir Inshiqaq,

Thank you for the report.
All connector/Net binaries are built with platform "Any CPU" so you can use them in both 32 bit and 64 bit machines.
Developer provided more information here
https://forums.mysql.com/read.php?38,519197,525895#msg-525895

Thanks,
Chiranjeevi.
[14 Sep 2017 23:48] Camir Inshiqaq
Thanks, I was able to reinstall using the "complete" installation option for the connector, as "typical" installation for a 64-bit machine didn't work.
[5 Dec 2017 18:05] Jason Mallory
I don't understand why this is cloded due to this still being an issue
[21 Feb 2018 12:43] fuck you
Had the same problem - I just needed to restart Power BI Gateway after installing the connector

HTH