This function will let you create a database connection object for connecting to a MySQL database. It supports the usual parameters; DatabaseServer, DatabaseName, Port and Credential and will return a MySqlConnection object.

function New-MySqlConnection {
Create a new MySQL database connection.
This function will create a new MySQL database connection and return a database connection object.
New-MySqlConnection -DatabaseServer 'dbserver01' -DatabaseName 'MyDatabase'
Will create a new database connection object using integrated security.
New-MySqlConnection -DatabaseServer 'dbserver01' -DatabaseName 'MyDatabase' -Credential 'dbuser'
Will create a new database connection object after prompting for the password to the user 'dbuser'.
Author: Øyvind Kallstad
Date: 21.01.2015
Version: 1.0
param (
# Name of server or instance.
[Parameter(Mandatory = $true, Position = 0)]
[string] $DatabaseServer,
# Name of database.
[Parameter(Mandatory = $true, Position = 1)]
[string] $DatabaseName,
# Port to connect to. Default is 3306.
[int] $Port = 3306,
# Credential, if not using integrated security.
[Parameter(Mandatory = $false)]
[System.Management.Automation.Credential()]$Credential = [System.Management.Automation.PSCredential]::Empty
try {
# load MySQL .NET connector
# start building the connection string
$connectionStringBuilder = New-Object 'MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlConnectionStringBuilder'
$connectionStringBuilder.Server = $DatabaseServer
$connectionStringBuilder.Database = $DatabaseName
$connectionStringBuilder.Port = $Port
# if credential parameter is not used, integrated security will be used
if (-not($PSBoundParameters['Credential'])) {
$connectionStringBuilder.IntegratedSecurity = $true
# otherwise user user id and password
else {
$connectionStringBuilder.UserId = $Credential.UserName
$connectionStringBuilder.Password = $Credential.GetNetworkCredential().Password
# create database connection
$dbConnection = New-Object MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlConnection
$dbConnection.ConnectionString = $connectionStringBuilder.ToString()
# open database connection
# return the connection object
Write-Output $dbConnection
catch {
Write-Warning "At line:$($_.InvocationInfo.ScriptLineNumber) char:$($_.InvocationInfo.OffsetInLine) Command:$($_.InvocationInfo.InvocationName), Exception: '$($_.Exception.Message.Trim())'"

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