This section explains where to download Connector/ODBC, and how to run the installer, copy the files manually, or build from source.
You can get a copy of the latest version of Connector/ODBC binaries and sources from our Web site at http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/odbc/.
For more information about Connector/ODBC, visit http://www.mysql.com/products/myodbc/.
For more information about licensing, visit http://www.mysql.com/company/legal/licensing/.
Connector/ODBC offers the flexibility to handle data using any
character set through its
Unicode-enabled driver, or the
maximum raw speed for a more limited range of character sets
through its ANSI driver. Some
users postponed their upgrade to Connector/ODBC 5.1, remaining
with the older 3.51 version to keep this performance edge. As of
Connector/ODBC 5.2, both kinds of drivers are available based on
the 5.x code base: you can choose either a Unicode-enabled driver
or an ANSI driver on the download page. The Unicode-enabled
driver, recommended for most users, has no special qualifier in
the download filename. The ANSI driver includes
-ansi- in the download filename.
You can install either the Unicode driver on a Windows system,
or the ANSI driver, or both. The drivers are distinguished in
the list of installed software and in the names of libraries and
directories by a
w (for “wide
characters”) for the Unicode driver, and
a in the ANSI driver.
You can install the Connector/ODBC drivers using two different methods:
The binary installation is the easiest and most straightforward method of installation. You receive all the necessary libraries and other files pre-built, with an installer program or batch script to perform all necessary copying and configuration.
The source installation method is intended for platforms where a binary installation package is not available, or in situations where you want to customize or modify the installation process or Connector/ODBC drivers before installation.
If a binary distribution is not available for a particular
platform, and you build the driver from the original source
code, you can contribute the binaries you create to MySQL by
sending a mail message to
<email@example.com>, so that it becomes
available for other users.
Connector/ODBC can be used on all major platforms supported by MySQL. You can install it on:
Windows XP, 2003, Vista and 7.
All Unix-like Operating Systems, including: Amiga, BSDI, DEC, FreeBSD, HP-UX 10/11, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OS/2, SGI Irix, Solaris, SunOS, SCO OpenServer, SCO UnixWare, Tru64 Unix.
Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server.
On all non-Windows platforms except Mac OS X, the driver is
unixODBC and is expecting a
SQLWCHAR, not 4 bytes as
iODBC is using. For this reason, the binaries
are only compatible with
unixODBC; recompile the driver against
iODBC to use them together. For further
Section 18.104.22.168.2, “ODBC Driver Managers”.
For further instructions, consult the documentation corresponding to the platform where you are installing and whether you are running a binary installer or building from source:
|Platform||Binary Installer||Build from Source|
|Windows||Installation Instructions||Build Instructions|
|Unix/Linux||Installation Instructions||Build Instructions|
|Mac OS X||Installation Instructions|