Dear MySQL users,
MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.2.4, a new version of the ODBC driver for the
MySQL database management system, has been released.
The available downloads include both a Unicode driver and an ANSI
driver based on the same modern codebase. Please select driver type
you need based on the type of your application - Unicode or ANSI.
Server-side prepared statements are enabled by default. It is suitable
for use with any MySQL version since 4.1 (It will not work with 4.0 or
The release is now available in source and binary form for a number of
platforms from our download pages at
For information on installing, please see the documentation at
The MySQL build team at Oracle
Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.2.4 (5 February, 2013)
This release fixes any bugs encountered since Connector/ODBC
5.2.3. Its main focus is on compatibility with the latest features
of MySQL 5.6.
Functionality Added or Changed
* The new connection option can_handle_exp_pwd indicates that
your application includes error-handling logic to deal with
the error code for an expired password. See Connector/ODBC
ration-connection-parameters.html) for the details of this
connection option and the associated SQL state and native
error code. See ALTER USER Syntax
details about password expiration for MySQL server accounts.
This new option is added to the Windows GUI, through a
checkbox Can Handle Expired Password on the Connection tab of
the Details dialog.
* The following reserved words were added to the list returned
by the SQLGetInfo() ODBC function, for compatibility with the
latest MySQL 5.6 syntax:
* When a column with type TINYTEXT, TEXT, MEDIUMTEXT, or
LONGTEXT was retrieved from a table with a binary collation,
the text fields were converted to a hexadecimal
representation, even though these values were not really
BLOBs. The unnecessary conversion could expand the data,
causing overflow problems when storing the result values. (Bug
#11746572, Bug #27282)
Kent Boortz, Release Staff engineer
Oracle, The MySQL Team
Mobile: +46 76 77 69 049
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