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26.4.5.20 The version_major() Function

This function returns the major version of the MySQL server. It was added in MySQL 5.7.9.

Parameters

None.

Return Value

A TINYINT UNSIGNED value.

Example
mysql> SELECT VERSION(), sys.version_major();
+------------------+---------------------+
| VERSION()        | sys.version_major() |
+------------------+---------------------+
| 5.7.24-debug-log |                   5 |
+------------------+---------------------+