Error message - Can not convert from System.Byte[]

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Error message - Can not convert from System.Byte[]

Postby markv » Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:57 pm

After entering my remote server details for both source and destination, I am able to pick the two databases I wish to compare (which are different names fyi).

As soon as I click on Compare Now, the comparision dialogue box appears, a green tick next to Reading Dependency Information and then a big red X next to Registering database one. The error at the bottom says:

Unable to cast object of type 'System.Byte[]' to type 'System.String'.

That is as far as it gets every time.

  • Source: Windows 2003 / MySQL 5.0.27-community-nt
  • Destination: GNU/Linux / MySQL 5.0.77 Source Distribution
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Postby Pete Sturgess » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:58 am

I'm getting the same error message using MySQL Community Edition V5.0.21.

Is there any more information on this error?
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Postby neil.anderson » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:28 pm

Hi guys,

I know this has been a long time coming, but this bug (along with several others) is fixed!. You can download the latest version of both tools from

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