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MySQL 5.7 Reference Manual  /  ...  /  C API Server Version and Client Library Version

27.7.3.5 C API Server Version and Client Library Version

The string and numeric forms of the MySQL server version are available at compile time as the values of the MYSQL_SERVER_VERSION and MYSQL_VERSION_ID macros, and at runtime as the values of the mysql_get_server_info() and mysql_get_server_version() functions.

The client library version is the MySQL version. The string and numeric forms of this version are available at compile time as the values of the MYSQL_SERVER_VERSION and MYSQL_VERSION_ID macros, and at runtime as the values of the mysql_get_client_info() and mysql_get_client_version() functions.