This section may be skipped when using a MySQL Workbench binary that is provided by Oracle.
An ODBC Driver Manager library must be present. Both Windows and OS X provide one.
iODBC: MySQL Workbench binaries provided by
Oracle already include iODBC and no additional action is
required. If you compile it yourself, you must install iODBC or
unixODBC. iODBC is recommended. You can use the iODBC library
provided by your distribution by installing the libiodbc2
package on Debian based systems, or libiodbc on RPM based
pyodbc: is the Python module used by
MySQL Workbench to interface with ODBC, and may be used to migrate
ODBC compliant databases such as PostgreSQL and DB2. In Windows
and OS X, it is included with Workbench. In Linux, binaries
provided by Oracle also include pyodbc.
If you're using a self-compiled binary, make sure you have the latest version, and that it is compiled against the ODBC manager library that you chose, whether it is iODBC or unixODBC. As of version 3.0.6, pyodbc will compile against unixODBC by default. If you are compiling against iODBC then you must perform the following steps:
For compiling, make sure you have the iODBC headers installed. For Linux, the name depends on your system's package manager but common names are
libiodbc-devel(RPM based systems) or
libiodbc2-dev(Debian based systems). For OS X, the headers come with the system and no additional action is required for this step.
In the pyodbc source directory, edit the setup.py file and around line 157, replace the following line:
Execute the following command as the root user:
CFLAGS=`iodbc-config --cflags` LDFLAGS=`iodbc-config --libs` python setup.py install