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MySQL Connector/Python 2.2.2 m3 Development Release has been released

MySQL Connector/Python 2.2.2 M3 is the third development release of the MySQL Connector Python 2.2 series. This series adds support for the new X DevAPI. The X DevAPI enables application developers to write code that combines the strengths of the relational and document models using a modern, NoSQL-like syntax that does not assume previous experience writing traditional SQL.

To learn more about how to write applications using the X DevAPI, see For more information about how the X DevAPI is implemented in MySQL Connector/Python, and its usage, see

Please note that the X DevAPI requires at least MySQL Server version 5.7.12 or higher with the X Plugin enabled. For general documentation about how to get started using MySQL as a document store, see

To download MySQL Connector/Python 2.2.2 M3, see the “Development Releases” tab at

We are working on the github upload, it should be available soon.


Changes in MySQL Connector/Python 2.2.2 (2016-12-01, Milestone 3)
* Functionality Added or Changed

* Bugs Fixed Functionality Added or Changed

* If the MySQL server is configured to support secure connections, Connector/Python now attempts to establish a secure (encrypted) connection by default, falling back to an unencrypted connection otherwise. This is behavior similar to the –ssl-mode=PREFERRED option supported by MySQL client programs.
The following TLS/SSL options have been implemented for the mysqlx URI schema. All require Python 2.7.9 or higher.

+ ssl-enable: This option enforces SSL connections. If given, a connection attempt must be able to establish a secure connection or the attempt fails.

+ ssl-ca: This option is used to verify the server certificate.

+ ssl-cert, ssl-key: These options are used to pass the client certificate and key, but the server currently does not validate the client using these.
The ssl-enable parameter can be specified in a parameter dictionary or URL, like this:
mysqlx.get_session({“user”: “root”, “host”: “localhost”, “port”: 33060,
“password”: “pass”, “ssl-enable”: True})

The other parameters are used similarly. In a URL, path name values should be given within parentheses; for example, ssl-cert=(path_name). (Bug #24954646)

* There is now a standard API to create a table: Schema objects have a create_table function. It throws an error if the table exists.

* For any method that takes a value list of parameters for its argument, there is now more flexibility with how the parameters can be specified: Either as a value list or a list of individual parameters. For example, these method calls are the same:
Collection.add([{“a”: 27}, {“a”: 28}])
Collection.add({“a”: 27}, {“a”: 28})
* For Schema objects, get_view, create_view, alter_view,
and drop_view functions were added to support retrieval,
create, alter, and drop operations on View objects.

* Unix domain socket files are now supported as a connection transport. The socket file can be specified in a parameter dictionary or URL, like this:
mysqlx.get_session({“user”: “root”, “password”: “pass”,
“socket”: “/path/to/socket”})

Bugs Fixed

* For a user created with REQUIRE SSL, establishing an SSL connection by specifying –ssl-key but not –ssl-ca or
–ssl-cert fails for standard MySQL client programs. The same connection configuration was (improperly) permitted in Connector/Python. (Bug #24953032)

* Connection failures due to an improper SSL CA resulted in an uninformative error message. (Bug #24948054)

* Using a schema object to alter a view failed if the view selected from a non-INFORMATION_SCHEMA table and it was altered to select from an INFORMATION_SCHEMA table. (Bug

* schema.create_collection() with an empty collection name threw an improper error. (Bug #24520850)


Online: The source distribution includes the manual in various formats under the docs/ folder.

Reporting Bugs

We welcome and appreciate your feedback and bug reports:

On Behalf of the MySQL/ORACLE RE Team,
Balasubramanian Kandasamy