Documentation Home
MySQL Installation Guide
Related Documentation Download this Excerpt
PDF (US Ltr) - 2.2Mb
PDF (A4) - 2.2Mb


MySQL Installation Guide  /  ...  /  MySQL Installer Console Reference

5.3.5 MySQL Installer Console Reference

MySQLInstallerConsole.exe provides command-line functionality that is similar to MySQL Installer. It is installed when MySQL Installer is initially executed and then available within the MySQL Installer for Windows directory. By default, that is in C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Installer for Windows and the console command must be executed with administrative privileges.

To use the console:

  1. Open a command prompt with administrative privileges by selecting Windows System from Start, then right-click Command Prompt, select More, and select Run as administrator.

  2. From the command line, optionally change the directory to where the MySQLInstallerConsole.exe command is located. For example, to use the default installation location:

    cd Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Installer for Windows
  3. Type MySQLInstallerConsole.exe (or mysqlinstallerconsole) followed by a command action to perform a task. For example, to show the console's help:

    MySQLInstallerConsole.exe --help
    =================== Start Initialization ===================
    MySQL Installer is running in Community mode
    
    Attempting to update manifest.
    Initializing product requirements.
    Loading product catalog.
    Checking for product packages in the bundle.
    Categorizing product catalog.
    Finding all installed packages.
    Your product catalog was last updated at 23/08/2022 12:41:05 p. m.
    Your product catalog has version number 671.
    =================== End Initialization ===================
    
    The following actions are available:
    
    Configure - Configures one or more of your installed programs.
    Help      - Provides list of available command actions.
    Install   - Installs and configures one or more available MySQL programs.
    List      - Lists all available MySQL products.
    Modify    - Modifies the features of installed products.
    Remove    - Removes one or more products from your system.
    Set       - Configures the general options of MySQL Installer.
    Status    - Shows the status of all installed products.
    Update    - Updates the current product catalog.
    Upgrade   - Upgrades one or more of your installed programs.
    
    The basic syntax for using MySQL Installer command actions. Brackets denote optional entities. 
    Curly braces denote a list of possible entities.
    
    ...
    

MySQL Product Names

Many of the MySQLInstallerConsole command actions accept one or more abbreviated phrases that can match a MySQL product (or products) in the catalog. The current set of valid short phrases for use with commands is shown in the following table.

Table 5.3 MySQL Product Phrases for use with the MySQLInstallerConsole.exe command

Phrase MySQL Product
server MySQL Server
workbench MySQL Workbench
shell MySQL Shell
visual MySQL for Visual Studio
router MySQL Router
backup MySQL Enterprise Backup (requires the commercial release)
net MySQL Connector/NET
odbc MySQL Connector/ODBC
c++ MySQL Connector/C++
python MySQL Connector/Python
j MySQL Connector/J
documentation MySQL Server Documentation
samples MySQL Samples (sakila and world databases)

Command Syntax

The MySQLInstallerConsole.exe command can be issued with or without the file extension (.exe) and the command is not case-sensitive.

mysqlinstallerconsole[.exe] [[[--]action] [action_blocks_list] [options_list]]

Description:

action

One of the permitted operational actions. If omitted, the default action is equivalent to the --status action. Using the -- prefix is optional for all actions.

Possible actions are: [--]configure, [--]help, [--]install, [--]list, [--]modify, [--]remove, [--]set, [--]status, [--]update, and [--]upgrade.

action_blocks_list

A list of blocks in which each represents a different item depending on the selected action. Blocks are separated by commas.

The --remove and --upgrade actions permit specifying an asterisk character (*) to indicate all products. If the * character is detected at the start of this block, it is assumed all products are to be processed and the remainder of the block is ignored.

Syntax: *|action_block[,action_block][,action_block]...

action_block: Contains a product selector followed by an indefinite number of argument blocks that behave differently depending on the selected action (see Command Actions).

options_list

Zero or more options with possible values separated by spaces. See Command Actions to identify the options permitted for the corresponding action.

Syntax: option_value_pair[ option_value_pair][ option_value_pair]...

option_value_pair: A single option (for example, --silent) or a tuple of a key and a corresponding value with an options prefix. The key-value pair is in the form of --key[=value].

Command Actions

MySQLInstallerConsole.exe supports the following command actions:

Note

Configuration block (or arguments_block) values that contain a colon character (:) must be wrapped in quotation marks. For example, install_dir="C:\MySQL\MySQL Server 8.0".

  • [--]configure [product1]:[configuration_argument]=[value], [product2]:[configuration_argument]=[value], [...]

    Configures one or more MySQL products on your system. Multiple configuration_argument=value pairs can be configured for each product.

    Options:

    --continue

    Continues processing the next product when an error is caught while processing the action blocks containing arguments for each product. If not specified the whole operation is aborted in case of an error.

    --help

    Shows the options and available arguments for the corresponding action. If present the action is not executed, only the help is shown, so other action-related options are ignored as well.

    --show-settings

    Displays the available options for the selected product by passing in the product name after --show-settings.

    --silent

    Disables confirmation prompts.

    Examples:

    MySQLInstallerConsole --configure --show-settings server
    mysqlinstallerconsole.exe --configure server:port=3307
  • [--]help

    Displays a help message with usage examples and then exits. Pass in an additional command action to receive help specific to that action.

    Options:

    --action=[action]

    Shows the help for a specific action. Same as using the --help option with an action.

    Permitted values are: all, configure, help (default), install, list, modify, remove, status, update, upgrade, and set.

    --help

    Shows the options and available arguments for the corresponding action. If present the action is not executed, only the help is shown, so other action-related options are ignored as well.

    Examples:

    MySQLInstallerConsole help
    MySQLInstallerConsole help --action=install
  • [--]install [product1]:[features]:[config block]:[config block], [product2]:[config block], [...]

    Installs one or more MySQL products on your system. If pre-release products are available, both GA and pre-release products are installed when the value of the --type option value is Developer, Client, or Full. Use the --only_ga_products option to restrict the product set to GA products only when using these setup types.

    Description:

    [product]

    Each product can be specified by a product phrase with or without a semicolon-separated version qualifier. Passing in a product keyword alone selects the latest version of the product. If multiple architectures are available for that version of the product, the command returns the first one in the manifest list for interactive confirmation. Alternatively, you can pass in the exact version and architecture (x86 or x64) after the product keyword using the --silent option.

    [features]

    All features associated with a MySQL product are installed by default. The feature block is a semicolon-separated list of features or an asterisk character (*) that selects all features. To remove a feature, use the modify command.

    [config block]

    One or more configuration blocks can be specified. Each configuration block is a semicolon-separated list of key-value pairs. A block can include either a config or user type key; config is the default type if one is not defined.

    Configuration block values that contain a colon character (:) must be wrapped in quotation marks. For example, installdir="C:\MySQL\MySQL Server 8.0". Only one configuration type block can be defined for each product. A user block should be defined for each user to be created during the product installation.

    Note

    The user type key is not supported when a product is being reconfigured.

    Options:

    --auto-handle-prereqs

    If present, MySQL Installer attempts to download and install some software prerequisites, not currently present. that can be resolved with minimal intervention. If the --silent option is not present, you are presented with installation pages for each prerequisite. If the --auto-handle-prereqs options is omitted, packages with missing prerequisites are not installed.

    --continue

    Continues processing the next product when an error is caught while processing the action blocks containing arguments for each product. If not specified the whole operation is aborted in case of an error.

    --help

    Shows the options and available arguments for the corresponding action. If present the action is not executed, only the help is shown, so other action-related options are ignored as well.

    --mos-password=password

    Sets the My Oracle Support (MOS) user's password for commercial versions of the MySQL Installer.

    --mos-user=user_name

    Specifies the My Oracle Support (MOS) user name for access to the commercial version of MySQL Installer. If not present, only the products in the bundle, if any, are available to be installed.

    --only-ga-products

    Restricts the product set to include GA products only.

    --setup-type=setup_type

    Installs a predefined set of software. The setup type can be one of the following:

    • Developer: Installs a complete development environment.

    • Server: Installs a single MySQL server

    • Client: Installs client programs and libraries

    • Full: Installs everything

    • Custom: Installs user-selected products. This is the default option.

    Note

    Non-custom setup types are valid only when no other MySQL products are installed.

    --show-settings

    Displays the available options for the selected product, by passing in the product name after -showsettings.

    --silent

    Disable confirmation prompts.

    Examples:

    mysqlinstallerconsole.exe --install j;8.0.29, net;8.0.28 --silent
    MySQLInstallerConsole install server;8.0.30:*:port=3307;server_id=2:type=user;user=foo

    An example that passes in additional configuration blocks, separated by ^ to fit:

    MySQLInstallerConsole --install server;8.0.30;x64:*:type=config;open_win_firewall=true; ^
       general_log=true;bin_log=true;server_id=3306;tcp_ip=true;port=3306;root_passwd=pass; ^
       install_dir="C:\MySQL\MySQL Server 8.0":type=user;user_name=foo;password=bar;role=DBManager
  • [--]list

    When this action is used without options, it activates an interactive list from which all of the available MySQL products can be searched. Enter MySQLInstallerConsole --list and specify a substring to search.

    Options:

    --all

    Lists all available products. If this option is used, all other options are ignored.

    --arch=architecture

    Lists that contain the specified architecture. Permitted values are: x86, x64, and any (default). This option can be combined with the --name and --version options.

    --help

    Shows the options and available arguments for the corresponding action. If present the action is not executed, only the help is shown, so other action-related options are ignored as well.

    --name=package_name

    Lists products that contain the specified name (see product phrase), This option can be combined with the --version and --arch options.

    --version=version

    Lists products that contain the specified version, such as 8.0 or 5.7. This option can be combined with the --name and --arch options.

    Examples:

    MySQLInstallerConsole --list --name=net --version=8.0
  • [--]modify [product1:-removelist|+addlist], [product2:-removelist|+addlist] [...]

    Modifies or displays features of a previously installed MySQL product. To display the features of a product, append the product keyword to the command, for example:

    MySQLInstallerConsole --modify server

    Options:

    --help

    Shows the options and available arguments for the corresponding action. If present the action is not executed, only the help is shown, so other action-related options are ignored as well.

    --silent

    Disable confirmation prompts.

    Examples:

    MySQLInstallerConsole --modify server:+documentation
    MySQLInstallerConsole modify server:-debug
  • [--]remove [product1], [product2] [...]

    Removes one ore more products from your system. An asterisk character (*) can be passed in to remove all MySQL products with one command.

    Options:

    --continue

    Continue the operation even if an error occurs.

    --help

    Shows the options and available arguments for the corresponding action. If present the action is not executed, only the help is shown, so other action-related options are ignored as well.

    --keep-datadir

    Skips the removal of the data directory when removing MySQL Server products.

    --silent

    Disable confirmation prompts.

    Examples:

    mysqlinstallerconsole.exe remove *
    MySQLInstallerConsole --remove server --continue
  • [--]set

    Sets one or more configurable options that affect how the MySQL Installer program connects to the internet and whether the automatic products-catalog updates feature is activated.

    Options:

    --catalog-update=bool_value

    Enables (true, default) or disables (false) the automatic products catalog update. This option requires an active connection to the internet.

    --catalog-update-days=int_value

    Accepts an integer between 1 (default) and 365 to indicate the number of days between checks for a new catalog update when MySQL Installer is started. If --catalog-update is false, this option is ignored.

    --connection-validation=validation_type

    Sets how MySQL Installer performs the check for an internet connection. Permitted values are automatic (default) and manual.

    --connection-validation-urls=url_list

    A double-quote enclosed and comma-separated string that defines the list of URLs to use for checking the internet connection when --connection-validation is set to manual. Checks are made in the same order provided. If the first URL fails, the next URL in the list is used and so on.

    --reset-defaults

    Resets the MySQL Installer options associated with the --set action to the default values.

    Examples:

    MySQLIntallerConsole.exe set --reset-defaults
    mysqlintallerconsole.exe --set --catalog-update=false
    MySQLIntallerConsole --set --catalog-update-days=3
    mysqlintallerconsole --set --connection-validation=manual 
    --connection-validation-urls="https://www.bing.com,http://www.google.com"
  • [--]status

    Provides a quick overview of the MySQL products that are installed on the system. Information includes product name and version, architecture, date installed, and install location.

    Options:

    --help

    Shows the options and available arguments for the corresponding action. If present the action is not executed, only the help is shown, so other action-related options are ignored as well.

    Examples:

    MySQLInstallerConsole status
  • [--]update

    Downloads the latest MySQL product catalog to your system. On success, the catalog is applied the next time either MySQLInstaller or MySQLInstallerConsole.exe is executed.

    MySQL Installer automatically checks for product catalog updates when it is started if n days have passed since the last check. Starting with MySQL Installer 1.6.4, the default value is 1 day. Previously, the default value was 7 days.

    Options:

    --help

    Shows the options and available arguments for the corresponding action. If present the action is not executed, only the help is shown, so other action-related options are ignored as well.

    Examples:

    MySQLInstallerConsole update
  • [--]upgrade [product1:version], [product2:version] [...]

    Upgrades one or more products on your system. The following characters are permitted for this action:

    *

    Pass in * to upgrade all products to the latest version, or pass in specific products.

    !

    Pass in ! as a version number to upgrade the MySQL product to its latest version.

    Options:

    --continue

    Continue the operation even if an error occurs.

    --help

    Shows the options and available arguments for the corresponding action. If present the action is not executed, only the help is shown, so other action-related options are ignored as well.

    --mos-password=password

    Sets the My Oracle Support (MOS) user's password for commercial versions of the MySQL Installer.

    --mos-user=user_name

    Specifies the My Oracle Support (MOS) user name for access to the commercial version of MySQL Installer. If not present, only the products in the bundle, if any, are available to be installed.

    --silent

    Disable confirmation prompts.

    Examples:

    MySQLInstallerConsole upgrade *
    MySQLInstallerConsole upgrade workbench:8.0.31
    MySQLInstallerConsole upgrade workbench:!
    MySQLInstallerConsole --upgrade server;8.0.30:!, j;8.0.29:!