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Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.2.5 (2013-05-02, General Availability)

Functionality Added or Changed

  • Clear text authentication to MySQL servers is now supported by Connector/ODBC. The support is controlled by the new Enable Cleartext Authentication connection option (with the flag name ENABLE_CLEARTEXT_PLUGIN). (Bug #16445091)

Bugs Fixed

  • A data connection could not be opened in Microsoft Word 2010 for mail merges that attempted to use an ODBC DSN. (Bug #16526604, Bug #63844)

  • The query_print() function could cause a serious error on 32-bit systems due to a 32-bit / 64-bit mismatch in its return value. This error could occur when logging was enabled, for example when using configuration settings such as:


    (Bug #16367440, Bug #68201)

  • Trailing zeros for the fractional part of the second for datetime and timestamp values were not removed for MySQL server version 5.5 or earlier, which do not support fractional second. (Bug #16294197, Bug #65418)

  • Microsoft Access could experience a severe error when updating a BIT column in view representing a MySQL table, for example through the datasheet interface. (Bug #16287859, Bug #68243)

  • When binding text data to a numeric or decimal field with SQLBindParameter, Connector/ODBC always used the system locale to determine the thousands and decimal separators. This resulted in errors when, for example, a decimal separator in a number expressed in the British or American notation (.) is treated as a thousands separator and removed during the binding because Connector/ODBC was running on a non-English OS. To avoid the error, this fix makes Connector/ODBC use the comma (,) as the thousands separator and the period (.) as the decimal separator for binding if the FLAG_NO_LOCALE connection option is set; if the option is not set, Connector/ODBC continues to follow the system locale in interpreting and binding the numbers. (Bug #11766369, Bug #59469)