You only need to build Connector/ODBC from source on Windows to modify the source or installation location. If you are unsure whether to install from source, please use the binary installation detailed in Section 4.1, “Installing Connector/ODBC on Windows”.
Building Connector/ODBC from source on Windows requires a number of different tools and packages:
MDAC, Microsoft Data Access SDK from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/110093.
A suitable C++ compiler, such as Microsoft Visual C++ or the C++ compiler included with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 or later. Compiling Connector/ODBC 5.3 can use VS 2013.
The MySQL client library and include files from MySQL 8.0 or higher for Connector/ODBC 8.0, or MySQL 5.7 for Connector/ODBC 5.3. This is required because Connector/ODBC uses calls and structures that do not exist in older versions of the library. To get the client library and include files, visit https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/.
Set the environment variables for the Visual Studio toolchain. Visual Studio includes a batch file to set these for you, and installs a Start menu shortcut that opens a command prompt with these variables set.
MYSQL_DIR to the MySQL server
installation path, while using the short-style file names. For
C:\> set MYSQL_DIR=C:\PROGRA~1\MySQL\MYSQLS~1.0
Build Connector/ODBC using the cmake command-line tool by executing the following from the source root directory (in a command prompt window):
C:\> cmake -G "Visual Studio 12 2013"
This produces a project file that you can open with Visual Studio, or build from the command line with either of the following commands:
C:\> devenv.com MySQL_Connector_ODBC.sln /build Release
Since release 5.3.10, when building Connector/ODBC from sources,
dynamic linking with the MySQL client library is selected by
default—that is, the
cmake option is
default (however, the binary distributions of Connector/ODBC from
Oracle are linked statically to the client library). If you want
to link statically to the MySQL client library, set the
MYSQLCLIENT_STATIC_LINKING option to
TRUE, and use the
MYSQLCLIENT_LIB_NAME option to supply the
client library's name for static linking:
C:\> cmake -G "Visual Studio 12 2013" -DMYSQLCLIENT_STATIC_LINKING:BOOL=TRUE \ DMYSQLCLIENT_LIB_NAME=client_lib_name_with_extension
Also use the
MYSQLCLIENT_LIB_NAME option to
link dynamically to a MySQL client library other than
looks for the client library under the location specified by the
MYSQL_LIB_DIR option; if the option is not
specified, cmake looks under the default
locations inside the folder specified by the
Since Connector/ODBC 8.0.11, use
to install external library runtime dependencies, such as
OpenSSL, together with the connector. For dependencies inherited
from the MySQL client library, this only works if these
dependencies are bundled with the client library itself.
Since Connector/ODBC 5.3.9, you can link Connector/ODBC statically (equivalent
to the /MT compiler option in Visual Studio) or dynamically
(equivalent to the /MD compiler option in Visual Studio) to the
Visual C++ runtime. The default option is to link dynamically;
if you want to link statically, set the option
STATIC_MSVCRT:BOOL=TRUE, that is:
C:\> cmake -G "Visual Studio 12 2013" -DSTATIC_MSVCRT:BOOL=TRUE
STATIC_MSVCRT option and the
MYSQLCLIENT_STATIC_LINKING option are
independent of each other; that is, you can link Connector/ODBC
dynamically to the Visual C++ runtime while linking statically
to the MySQL client library, and vice versa. However, if you
link Connector/ODBC dynamically to the Visual C++ runtime, you also
need to link to a MySQL client library that is itself linked
dynamically to the Visual C++ runtime; and similarly, linking
Connector/ODBC statically to the Visual C++ runtime requires linking to
a MySQL client library that is itself linked statically to the
Visual C++ runtime.
To compile a debug build, set the cmake build
type so that the correct versions of the MySQL client libraries
are used; also, because the MySQL C client library built by
Oracle is not built with the debug options,
when linking to it while building Connector/ODBC in debug mode, use the
WITH_NODEFAULTLIB option to tell
cmake to ignore the default non-debug C++
C:\> cmake -G "Visual Studio 14 2015" -DWITH_DEBUG=1 -DWITH_NODEFAULTLIB=libcmt
Create the debug build then with this command:
C:\> devenv.com MySQL_Connector_ODBC.sln /build Debug
Upon completion, the executables are in the
See Section 4.1.2, “Installing the Windows Connector/ODBC Driver Using the Zipped DLL Package” on how to complete the installation by copying the binary files to the right locations and registering Connector/ODBC with the ODBC manager.