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MySQL Connector/Python Release Notes  /  Changes in MySQL Connector/Python 1.2  /  Changes in MySQL Connector/Python 1.2.1 (2014-03-31, Release Candidate)

Changes in MySQL Connector/Python 1.2.1 (2014-03-31, Release Candidate)

Functionality Added or Changed

  • Connector/Python now permits the type for stored procedure parameters to be specified. To do this, specify a parameter as a two-item tuple consisting of the parameter value and type. For more information, see MySQLCursor.callproc() Method. (Bug #71124, Bug #17965619)

  • It was not possible to initiate an SSL session without explicitly giving a key and certificate. Now it is possible to connect to a MySQL server using only the ssl_ca connection argument pointing to a file of CA certificates. This means the ssl_key and ssl_cert connection arguments are optional. However, when either is given, both must be given or an AttributeError is raised. (Bug #69418, Bug #17054848)

  • Connector/Python now supports authentication plugins found in MySQL 5.6. This includes mysql_clear_password and sha256_password, both of which require an SSL connection. The sha256_password plugin does not work over a non-SSL connection because Connector/Python does not support RSA encryption.

    The connect() method now supports an auth_plugin parameter that can be used to force use of a particular plugin. For example, if the server is configured to use sha256_password by default and you want to connect to an account that authenticates using mysql_native_password, either connect using SSL or specify auth_plugin='mysql_native_password'. (Bug #68054, Bug #16217765)

  • The connect() method now accepts a failover argument that provides information to use for server failover in the event of connection failures. The argument value is a tuple or list of dictionaries (tuple is preferred because it is nonmutable). Each dictionary contains connection arguments for a given server in the failover sequence. Permitted dictionary values are: user, password, host, port, unix_socket, database, pool_name, pool_size. (WL #6166)

  • Connector/Python now enables applications to specify additional information to be used when connecting to Fabric: User name and credentials, and information to use for establishing an SSL connection. The fabric dictionary argument to the connect() method accepts these additional values: username, password, ssl_ca, ssl_cert, ssl_key. Only the ssl_ca value is required to establish an SSL connection. If ssl_cert or ssl_key are given, both must be specified. (WL #7558)

  • Connector/Python now can report errors to Fabric that occur while accessing a MySQL instance. The information can be used to update the backing store and trigger a failover operation, provided that the instance is a primary server and Fabric has received a sufficient number of problem reports from different connectors.

    • The fabric dictionary argument to the connect() method now accepts a report_errors value. Its default value is False; pass a value of True to enable error reporting to Fabric.

    • To define which errors to report, use the extra_failure_report() function:

      from mysql.connector.fabric import extra_failure_report
      extra_failure_report([error_code_0, error_code_1, ...])

    (WL #7387)

  • A new MySQLConnection class reset_connection() method enables applications to send a COM_RESET_CONNECTION to the server. This method is analogous to the mysql_reset_connection() C API function added in MySQL 5.7.3.

    A new MySQLConnection class reset_session() method is similar to reset_connection() but falls back to use reauthentication for older servers that do not support COM_RESET_CONNECTION. For more information, see MySQLConnection.cmd_reset_connection() Method, and MySQLConnection.reset_session() Method. (WL #7542)

Bugs Fixed

  • The MySQLConnection.autocommit attribute failed to set the value of the self._autocommit attribute. (Bug #18172769)

  • Uninstalling Connector/Python using an RPM package failed to remove the fabric folder. (Bug #18143073)

  • The global MYSQL_FABRIC_PORT variable was changed from 8080 to 32274 to match the port change made in Fabric. (Bug #18075339)

    References: See also: Bug #70954.

  • For Fabric connections, any connect_attempts and connect_delay values specified by the user were ignored. (Bug #18055719)

  • For Fabric sharding operations, Connector/Python raised an incorrect error when a table was given with the tables connection property for which no sharding information was available. This now results in a DatabaseError (with errorcode.ER_BAD_TABLE_ERROR) mentioning that the table is unknown. (Bug #18047794)

  • For Fabric operations, an incorrect exception was raised by set_property() when a connection property value had the wrong type (for example, when the tables property was not a tuple or a list). set_property() now correctly raises a ValueError. (Bug #18047758)

  • For Fabric operations, the default mode was supposed to be read/write but was set to read-only. (Bug #18047591)

  • The delay between attempts when trying to connect to a MySQL Fabric-managed server was not honored. (Bug #71905, Bug #18335432)

  • Fabric has renamed the dump functionality to a new command called dump. Consequently, Connector/Python now uses the new functions dump.sharding_information, dump.fabric_nodes, and dump.servers. (Bug #71124, Bug #17965619)

  • MySQLCursor.executemany() caused a UnicodeDecodeError when non-ASCII characters existed in the seq_params parameter and the operation was a Unicode instance with Python 2. This is now corrected by encoding the operation per the current connection character set. (Bug #69067, Bug #18220593)