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From:karen langford Date:June 6 2014 5:55pm
Subject:MySQL for Excel 1.3.0 Beta has been released
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Dear MySQL users,

The MySQL Windows Experience Team is proud to announce the release of
MySQL for Excel version 1.3.0.  This is a beta release for 1.3.x.

MySQL for Excel is an application plug-in enabling data analysts to very
easily access and manipulate MySQL data within Microsoft Excel. It
enables you to directly work with a MySQL database from within Microsoft
Excel so you can easily do tasks such as:

  * Importing MySQL Data into Excel

  * Exporting Excel data directly into MySQL to a new or existing table

  * Editing MySQL data directly within Excel

As this is a beta version the MySQL for Excel product can be
downloaded only by using the product standalone installer at this link

Changes in MySQL for Excel 1.3.0 (2014-06-06, Beta)

    This section documents all changes and bug fixes applied to MySQL
    for Excel since the release of 1.2.1. Several new features were
    added, for more information see What Is New In MySQL for Excel

    Known limitations:

    Upgrading from versions MySQL for Excel 1.2.0 and lower is not
    possible due to a bug fixed in MySQL for Excel 1.2.1. In that
    scenario, the old version (MySQL for Excel 1.2.0 or lower) must be
    uninstalled first. Upgrading from version 1.2.1 works correctly.

    Control + A cannot be used to select all database objects. Either
    shift + Arrow or Control + click must be used instead.

    Excel tables created from external data sources may not refresh if
    the MySQL for Excel add-in is loaded.

    PivotTables are normally placed to the right (skipping one column)
    of the imported data, they will not be created if there is another
    existing Excel object at that position.

    Functionality Added or Changed

      * Imported data can now be refreshed by using the native Refresh
        feature. Fields in the imported data sheet are then updated
        against the live MySQL database using the saved connection ID.

      * Functionality was added to import data directly into
        PivotTables, which can be created from any Import operation.

      * Multiple objects (tables and views) can now be imported into
        Excel, when before only one object could be selected.
        Relational information is also utilized when importing
        multiple objects.

      * All options now have descriptive tooltips. Hovering over an
        option/preference displays helpful information about its use.

      * A new Export Data, Advanced Options option was added that
        shows all available data types in the Data Type combo box,
        instead of only showing a subset of the most popular data

      * The option dialogs now include a Refresh To Defaults button
        that resets the dialog's options to their defaults values.
        Each option dialog is set individually.

      * A new Add Summary Fields for Numeric Columns option was added
        to the Import Data dialog that automatically adds summary
        fields for numeric data after the last row of the imported
        data. The specific summary function is selectable from many
        options, such as "Total" and "Average."

      * A new collation option was added for the schema and table
        creation wizards. The default schema collation is "Server
        Default", and the default table collation is "Schema Default."
        Collation options may be selected from a drop-down list of all
        available collations.

Quick links:
You can access the MySQL for Excel documentation at
You can find our team's blog at
You can also post questions on our MySQL for Excel forum found at
You can follow our videos on our YouTube channel found at

Enjoy and thanks for the support!

The MySQL on Windows team at Oracle.
MySQL for Excel 1.3.0 Beta has been releasedkaren langford6 Jun