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I use Windows 7 OS and downloaded both SQL Server 5.1 AND ODBC driver to go with it, and successfully installed both and configured an SQL Instance.

However, I now (or before installing ODBC) have no option of MYSQL Coimmand Line Client under my MySQL item under Start>Programs.

So I have to open an sql command line from DOS which means closing and opening several directories to get there.

How do I get my shortcut? Thanks, Mukesh.

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migrated from Dec 30 '11 at 21:20

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Simply make a copy of the standard "Command Prompt" shortcut, and name it "MySQL Command Prompt". Then right-click, choose Properties, and set the "Working directory" to wherever MySQL commands are installed.

Also, "Command Prompt" is not DOS.

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