1. You have a SQL Server db
2. You have a mySQL db
3. The SQL server db has a Linked Server connection to mySQL and you are using the mySQL Connector/OBDC
4. You try an insert or update statement in SQL server against the mySQL db using OPENQUERY
5. You receive the error "Commands out of sync; you can't run this command now"
To solve, uncheck the Forward Only Cursor option in the OBDC options.