MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.1-beta, a new version of the ODBC driver for the MySQL database management system, has been released. This release is the first beta (feature-complete) release of the new 5.1 series and is suitable for use with any MySQL server version since MySQL 4.1, including MySQL 5.0, 5.1, and 6.0. (It will not work with 4.0 or earlier releases.)
Keep in mind that this is a beta release, and as with any other pre-production release, caution should be taken when installing on production level systems or systems with critical data.
Built using MySQL 5.0.52.
Due to differences with the installation process used on Windows and potential registry corruption, it is recommended that uninstall any existing versions of MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.x before upgrading.
References: See also Bug #34571.
The installer for 64-bit Windows installs both the 32-bit and 64-bit driver. Please note that Microsoft does not yet supply a 64-bit bridge from ADO to ODBC.
There is no binary package for Mac OS X on 64-bit PowerPC because Apple does not currently provide a 64-bit PowerPC version of iODBC.
The HP-UX 11.23 IA64 binary package does not include the GUI bits because of problems building Qt on that platform.
Functionality Added or Changed
Do not permit
SET NAMES in initial statement
and in executed statements.
Incompatible Change: Removed monitor (myodbc3m) and dsn-editor (myodbc3c).
Incompatible Change: Replaced myodbc3i (now myodbc-installer) with MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.0 version.
The Windows installer now places files in a subdirectory of the
Program Files directory instead of the
Windows system directory.
Added MSI installer for Windows 64-bit. (Bug #31510)
Implemented support for
Replaced the internal library which handles creation and loading of DSN information. The new library, which was originally a part of MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.0, supports Unicode option values.
Implemented native Windows setup library
Added support for
(Bug #3028, Bug #24920)
Removed nonthreadsafe configuration of the driver. The driver is now always built against the threadsafe version of libmysql.
A wrapper for the
which is required for Unicode support, has been created. This
function is missing from the unixODBC driver manager.
Diagnostics were not correctly cleared on connection and environment handles.
SQLCopyDesc() did not correctly copy all
SQL_ODBC_SQL_CONFORMANCE was not handled by
NULL pointers passed to
result in a crash.
SQLError() incorrectly cleared the error
information, making it unavailable from subsequent calls to
ADO was unable to open record set using dynamic cursor. (Bug #32014)
SQLSetConnectAttr() did not clear previous
errors, possibly confusing
SQLDescribeColW returned UTF-8 column as
SQL_VARCHAR instead of
SQL_ATTR_PARAM_BIND_OFFSET, and fixed
row offsets to work with updatable cursors.
advances dynamic cursor incorrectly.
Update() fails when using
ADO Not possible to update a client side cursor. (Bug #27961)
ADO applications would not open a
that contained a
MySQL Connector/ODBC failed to connect to the server if the password contained certain characters, including the semicolon and other punctuation marks. (Bug #16178)
Using an ODBC prepared statement with bound columns would produce an empty result set when called immediately after inserting a row into a table. (Bug #29239)
SET NAMES statement has been disabled
because it causes problems in the ODBC driver when determining
the current client character set.
Memory usage would increase considerably. (Bug #31115)
SQL statements are limited to 64KB. (Bug #30983, Bug #30984)