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MySQL Connector/J 5.1 Release Notes  /  Changes in MySQL Connector/J 5.1  /  Changes in MySQL Connector/J 5.1.47 (2018-08-17)

Changes in MySQL Connector/J 5.1.47 (2018-08-17)

Version 5.1.47 is a maintenance release of the production 5.1 branch. It is suitable for use with MySQL Server versions 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, and 8.0. It supports the Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) 4.2 API.

Functionality Added or Changed

  • The value UTF-8 for the connection property characterEncoding now maps to the utf8mb4 character set on the server and, for MySQL Server 5.5.2 and later, characterEncoding=UTF-8 can now be used to set the connection character set to utf8mb4 even if character_set_server has been set to something else on the server. (Before this change, the server must have character_set_server=utf8mb4 for Connector/J to use that character set.)

    Also, if the connection property connectionCollation is also set and is incompatible with the value of characterEncoding, characterEncoding will be overridden with the encoding corresponding to connectionCollation.

    See Using Character Sets and Unicode for details, including how to use the utf8mb3 character set now for connection. (Bug #23227334, Bug #81196)

Bugs Fixed

  • Setting rewriteBatchedStatements=true and useLocalTransactionState=true caused transactions to be uncommitted for batched UPDATE and DELETE statements. It was due to the intermediate queries for enabling multiquery support on the server resetting the local transaction state as a side effect. With this fix, the local transaction state is preserved when the intermediate queries are executed. (Bug #27658489, Bug #89948)

  • Rewriting prepared INSERT statements in a multiquery batch failed with a BatchUpdateException when the statements did not contain place holders. This was due a faulty mechanism for query rewriting, which has been corrected by this fix. (Bug #25501750, Bug #84813)

  • When using batched prepared statements with multiple queries per statement, queries rewriting was incorrect, resulting in the wrong queries being sent to the server. (Bug #23098159, Bug #81063)

  • ResultSet.updateRow() failed when the character set used by a column in the ResultSet did not match that of the connection's encoding. With this fix, values for the affected columns are first converted to String before the update, so that the character set difference is properly handled. (Bug #22847443, Bug #80532)

  • Record updates failed for a scrollable and updatable PreparedStatement when the WHERE clause for the updater or refresher contained fractional timestamp values and the connection property sendFractionalSeconds was set to false. It was because in the situation, Connector/J did not perform the proper adjustments of the fractional parts in the WHERE clause values according to the length of the field’s fractional part as defined in the database. This fix makes Connector/J perform the proper adjustment to the fractional part, so that the WHERE clause value can be properly compared to the value fetched from the database.

    Moreover, useJDBCCompliantTimezoneShift(), useGmtMillisForDatetimes(), and useSSPSCompatibleTimezoneShift() were applied to the WHERE clause values while they should not be, and this fix removes their applications. (Bug #22305979)

  • When a Java Date value was bound to a PreparedStatement parameter, attempts to format the value by a proleptic GregorianCalendar failed to make the dates proleptic, so that dates before the Julian-Gregorian cutover (October 15, 1582) were stored wrongly. With this fix, a proleptic calendar is properly used if supplied to the setDate() method.

    Note that when trying to set or retrieve dates before the Julian-Gregorian cutover with PreparedSatement methods, a proleptic GregorianCalendar should always be explicitly supplied to the setDate() and getDate() method. For details, see Known Issues and Limitations. (Bug #18749544, Bug #72609)