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MySQL Engineering Blogs

Showing all available MySQL data types when creating a new table with MySQL for Excel
In this blog post we are going to talk about one of the features included since MySQL for Excel 1.3.0, you can install the latest GA or maintenance version using the MySQL Installer or optionally you can download directly any GA or non-GA version from the MySQL Developer Zone. If you...

MySQL Connector/NET 6.9.2 RC has been released
Dear MySQL users, MySQL Connector/Net 6.9.2 a new version of the all-managed .NET driver for MySQL has been released. This is a RC release for 6.9.x and is not recommended for production environments. It is appropriate for use with MySQL server versions 5.5-5.7. It is...

MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.2 RC has been released
Dear MySQL users, MySQL for Visual Studio is a product including all of the Visual Studio integration functionality. The 1.2.2 version is a release candidate version of this product which is feature complete but still can contain minor bugs and is not suitable for production environments. ...

Adding summary fields when importing MySQL data with MySQL for Excel
Welcome to another blog post from the MySQL for Excel Team. Today we're going to talk about a new feature included since MySQL for Excel 1.3.0, remember you can always install the latest GA or maintenance version using the MySQL Installer also you can download directly any...

HowTo: Integrating MySQL for Visual Studio with Connector/Net
One of the most frequent questions in our forums is about how to get the graphical integration when using Visual Studio with MySQL databases. When developing applications with MySQL databases there are two basics products: a .net driver for MySQL, which is MySQL Connector/Net, and a tool...

New! MySQL Utilities Now Supports SSL and Configuration Files
The MySQL Utilities Team is pleased to announce a new release that contains our newest features – SSL and configuration file support. These were added to release-1.5.0-alpha. How can I make a secure connection to my server via Utilities? Use the new SSL command-line options that are available...

MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.1 beta has been released
Dear MySQL users, MySQL for Visual Studio is a product including all of the Visual Studio integration previously available as part of Connector/Net. The 1.2.1 version is a beta release of this product which is feature complete but still can contain minor bugs and is not suitable for...

MySQL for Excel 1.3.1 RC has been released
The MySQL Windows Experience Team is proud to announce the release of MySQL for Excel version 1.3.1. This is a RC release for 1.3.x. MySQL for Excel is an application plug-in enabling data analysts to very easily access and manipulate MySQL data within Microsoft Excel. It enables you to directly...

Externally Stored Fields in InnoDB
This article discusses the storage (inline and external) of field data in the InnoDB storage engine. All fields of variable length types like VARCHAR, VARBINARY, BLOB and TEXT can be stored inline within the clustered index record, or stored externally in separate BLOB pages outside of the index...

MySQL Workbench 6.1.7 GA has been released
The MySQL Workbench team announces availability of version 6.1.7 of its flagship product. MySQL Workbench 6.1.7 is a periodic maintenance release including 17 bug fixes. Additionally, the supported Linux distribution list has been refreshed. Users of the product are recommended to upgrade to...

Streaming backups onto the Cloud Storage
MySQL Enterprise Backup(MEB) has been widely used as the most efficient tool to take backups of huge databases. The storage of backups can be done on-premises – viz, local hard disk, external hard disk drives, network mounted disk. MEB can also stream backups to tape by supporting different...

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