This release fixes any bugs encountered since Connector/ODBC 5.2.3. Its main focus is on compatibility with the latest features of MySQL 5.6.
Functionality Added or Changed
The new connection option
indicates that your application includes error-handling logic to
deal with the error code for an expired password. See
Connector/ODBC Connection Parameters
for the details of this connection option and the associated SQL
state and native error code. See ALTER USER Syntax
for details about password expiration for MySQL server accounts.
This new option is added to the Windows GUI, through a checkbox Can Handle Expired Password on the Connection tab of the Details dialog.
The following reserved words were added to the list returned by
SQLGetInfo() ODBC function, for
compatibility with the latest MySQL 5.6 syntax:
When a column with type
LONGTEXT was retrieved from a
table with a binary collation, the text fields were converted to
a hexadecimal representation, even though these values were not
really BLOBs. The unnecessary conversion could expand the data,
causing overflow problems when storing the result values.
(Bug #11746572, Bug #27282)