Monday, August 17, 2015

mysql is not recognized as an internal or external command


I am using Visual Studio 2015 for developing cordova apps. I have installed MySql tools yesterday and since then eveytime i build or deploy my app, i get this error:

mysql is not recognized as an internal or external command

Even though i don't use MySQL in my cordova app but still i am not able to build or deploy any cordova app in Visual Studio 2015.

The meaning of this error message is: The system couldn't locate the mysql.exe in your system.

I am running Windows 10, here is the steps to fix that:

1) From the Cortana search, open up the control panel.
2) Navigate to System & Security, and then System.
3) Click on Advanced System Settings from the left pane.
4) Click on Environment variables.
5) Try to find Path system variable and click on Edit.

Copy the variable value in any editor and do the following:

a) Enclose any mySQL component path between double quotation "".
b) Add the mySQL.exe path at the end of the variable. You need to look for the installation path for MySQL installation and grab the installation folder which contains MySQL.exe and add it to the Path system variable.
In My Case the path for MySQL.exe is:
C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\bin

Below is the Path system variable after the update: [[ notice the highlighted yellow section is what i have updated ]].

C:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Microsoft Online Services;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Microsoft Online Services;%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\120\Tools\Binn\;%USERPROFILE%\.dnx\bin;C:\Program Files\Microsoft DNX\Dnvm\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\Windows Performance Toolkit\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Emulator Manager\1.0\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\;C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Web Platform Installer\;C:\Program Files (x86)\nodejs\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\Client SDK\ODBC\110\Tools\Binn\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\120\Tools\Binn\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\120\DTS\Binn\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\120\Tools\Binn\ManagementStudio\;"C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Fabric 1.5 & MySQL Utilities 1.5\";"C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Fabric 1.5 & MySQL Utilities 1.5\Doctrine extensions for PHP\";"C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\bin"

6) Click on Ok to save your changes.
7) Close and re-open VS 2015 (THIS IS A MUST)
8) Try to build or deploy your cordova app! it starts working again...


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