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MySQL 8.0 Reference Manual  /  Using MySQL as a Document Store  /  MySQL Shell User Guide

Pre-General Availability Draft: 2017-05-26

3.8 MySQL Shell User Guide

This section provides user documentation for MySQL Shell, which enables you to prototype code using the X DevAPI to communicate with a MySQL Server running the X Plugin.

MySQL Shell is an advanced command-line client and code editor for the MySQL Server. In addition to SQL, MySQL Shell also offers scripting capabilities for JavaScript and Python. When MySQL Shell is connected to the MySQL Server through the X Protocol, the X DevAPI can be used to work with both relational and document data.


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