Mimer SQL Data Provider help 11.0
Installing the Mimer SQL Data Provider
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Installing the provider can be done in several different ways, each with their own benefits.

Windows

For Windows, we recommend using the Windows installation package for the Mimer SQL Data Provider. Download the latest release from the Download page.

Start the Mimer SQL Data Provider installation. It will install the Mimer SQL Data Provider in the folder you specify, install the required assemblies in the Global Assembly Cache, and integrate the Mimer SQL Data Provider with Visual Studio (if available).

There is also a NuGet package with the run-time library available for download on nuget.org. It is possible to go to nuget.org in your browser and find the MimerSQL.Data.Provider package from there, but the most convenient way is to download it via the NuGet Package Manager inside Visual Studio.

For Visual Studio 2019, right-click the project you want to add a reference to MimerSQL to, and select "Manage NuGet packages". Select "nuget.org" as the package source, and select to browse packages. Search for MimerSQL.Data.Provider, and then select it and install it.

When running the full Mimer SQL Data Provider installation, the NuGet package is also placed in the installation folder, and the path to it is added in the NuGet package manager configuration files on your machine as a package source for ease of access. You can then install the package in the same way as above, but instead of selecting "nuget.org" as the package source, you select "Mimer ADO.NET provider". This enables offline installation of the NuGet package.

By using the package on the web there is automatic notification of updates, so this is the preferred method.

If only the NuGet package is installed in your project and the Mimer SQL Data Provider installation is not run, the Global Assembly Cache will be untouched and there will be no integration with Visual Studio, but there is full support for the run-time API of the Mimer SQL Data Provider for a project written in .NET Core 3.1 or .NET Framework 2.0 or later. The NuGet package does not have support for .NET Compact Framework.

Linux/macOS

There is a NuGet package with the run-time library available for download on nuget.org. It can be downloaded via a browser and/or installed via the NuGet package manager as described in the Windows section above. It can also be installed by running the following command on the desired project:

dotnet add package MimerSQL.Data.Provider

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Basics