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MySQL Connector/Python Release Notes  /  Changes in MySQL Connector/Python 2.2  /  Changes in MySQL Connector/Python 2.2.1 (2016-09-13, Development Milestone)

Changes in MySQL Connector/Python 2.2.1 (2016-09-13, Development Milestone)

MySQL Connector/Python 2.2.1 has Protobuf 3 as a prerequisite, and is available in fewer distribution formats than usual (RPM and tar.gz packages only).

X DevAPI Notes

  • Views can now be accessed like tables:

    • Schema.get_tables() now also returns a Table object for each existing View.

    • Schema.get_table(name) now also returns a Table object if the given name is a View.

    • All the operations available through a Table object are also available if the underlying object is a View. (The client will not do any validation in this regard.)

    • A new Table.is_view() method determines whether the underlying object is a View.

  • The Collection.add([]).execute() construct now is treated as a no-operation and does not return an error. This is true even if there is no connection to the server or the collection does not exist on the server. The reasoning is that a request to add nothing to something that does not exist is trivially fulfilled.

  • Connector/Python now implements support for these X DevAPI features:

    (WL #9941)

    References: See also: Bug #23550057.

Functionality Added or Changed

  • A new get_default_schema() method retrives a Schema object from the current session, given the schema name configured in the connection settings. For example, if the connection string is "mysqlx://user:@", session.get_default_schema() returns a Schema object for my_schema.

  • Protobuf support was upgraded from Protobuf 2 to Protobuf 3 (which means that Protobuf3 is now a prerequsite for Connector/Python).

Bugs Fixed

  • Attempts to fetch a value having the BIT data type produced an error. (Bug #23729357)

  • The fetchone() result set method and close() session method were missing. They are now included. (Bug #23568257, Bug #23550743)