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MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.3.2 GA has been released
Posted by: Jocelyn Ramilison
Date: April 07, 2014 08:14PM

Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.3.2 GA, 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
earlier releases.)

This is the third release of the MySQL ODBC driver conforming to the
ODBC 3.8 specification. It contains the minimally required
implementation of the standard with key 3.8 features, which include
self-identification as a ODBC 3.8 driver, streaming of output parameters
(supported for binary types only), support of the
SQL_ATTR_RESET_CONNECTION connection attribute (for the Unicode driver

Also Connector/ODBC 5.3 introduces a GTK+-based setup library
providing GUI DSN setup dialog on some Unix based systems, currently
included in the Oracle Linux 6 and Debian 6 binary packages. Other new
features in the 5.3 driver are FileDSN and Bookmarks support.

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 Connectors team at Oracle


Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.3.2 (2014-04-08)

Functionality Added or Changed

  * Implemented support for the ODBCINSTGetProperties
    interface for use by unixODBC GUI dialogs. This allows
    users to configure a file DSN through a graphical user
    interface on Unix-like platforms. (Bug #17513175)

  * Made the Connector/ODBC GUI on Linux comply with the
    GNOME Coding Guidelines for Supporting Accessibility

  * Added support for the connection flag

Bugs Fixed

  * The functions SQLSetDescField(), SQLGetDiagField(), and
    SQLGetDiagRec() crashed when a null pointer was passed as a
    handle for those functions. This fix makes the functions check
    if the passed pointer is null before using it. (Bug #18431088)

  * SQLBulkOperations(SQL_FETCH_BOOKMARK) returned an SQL_NO_DATA
    error when called after
    SQLBulkOperations(SQL_UPDATE_BY_BOOKMARK) or
    SQLBulkOperations(SQL_DELETE_BY_BOOKMARK). (Bug #18287216)

  * The order of the control elements was wrong during control
    selection in Connector/ODBC's Windows GUI. (Bug #18240696)

  * Concurrent execution of SQLEndTran() and SQL_HANDLE_ENV
    resulted in a segmentation fault. (Bug #18166331)

  * Calling SQLNumResultCols() with a NULL parameter resulted in a
    segmentation fault. (Bug #18165197)

  * At a malloc() failure, Connector/ODBC crashed because in the
    driver_new() function, driver is being freed before
    driver->name and driver->lib. This fix corrects the order of
    the free() calls. (Bug #17992912)

  * myodbc-installer did not initialize the allocated memory. This
    fix flushes the buffer with "\0" for initialization. (Bug

  * Connector/ODBC's GUI dialog could not be opened from within
    ODBCManageDataSourcesQ4 for editing an existing DSN. (Bug

  * Connector/ODBC crashed when trying to prepare a query after
    connecting to the server with an invalid value for CHARSET.
    This fix checks the CHARSET value and throws an error if it is
    invalid. (Bug #17999659)

  * Driver and installer crashed when the path lengths supplied
    were longer than 256 characters or when the option strings
    were longer than 100 characters. This fix makes Connector/ODBC
    return the proper errors instead. (Bug #17966018)

  * SQLFetch() crashed when executed using unixodbc versions
    2.3.0, 2.3.1, or 2.3.2. (Bug #17857204)

  * A segmentation fault occurred in SQLSpecialColumns() if the
    table name supplied was too long. This fix makes Connector/Net
    throw a proper error for the situation. (Bug #17854697)

  * SQLGetData did not return correct length of the data when
    retrieving data from an output parameter stream. (Bug
    #17814768, Bug #70946)

  * When called after SQLParamaData, SQLGetData returned an error.
    (Bug #17842966)

  * A segmentation fault occurred in SQLBulkOperations for an
    SQL_UPDATE_BY_BOOKMARK if the prior fetch returned no records.
    (Bug #17714358)

  * Data corruption occurred in SQLBulkOperations(), because in
    the batch_insert() function, ptr_offset_adjust sometimes
    pointed to an invalid memory location. (Bug #17714172)

  * While doing BULK INSERT into a table's time column using
    Connector/ODBC, a syntax error was thrown if there was an hour
    value larger than 99. This fix makes sure the proper error is
    thrown, and when an hour value is larger than 23. (Bug

  * If the catalog name given to SQLSetConnectAttr() was too long,
    calling SQLConnect() or SQLDriverConnect() crashed the
    connection, and calling SQLGetConnectAttr() returned null for
    the catalog name. (Bug #17587913)

  * A memory leak occurred in SQLExecute() when the connection was
    killed by another thread. (Bug #17587617)

  * SQLDescribeCol() returned a memory allocation failure error
    when called without a resultset. This fix makes sure the
    proper error is returned. (Bug #17588101)

  * The DMG installer for Connector/ODBC failed on OS X 10.8 and
    10.9. This fix corrects the wrong identification for the drive
    type, which caused the installation problem. (Bug #17512040,
    Bug #70422)

  * A memory leak occurred in SQLSetStmtAttr(). (Bug #17441507)

  * A segmentation fault occurred when SQLColumns()'s argument for
    table name was longer than 256 characters or its argument for
    column name was longer than 129 characters. This fix makes
    Connector/ODBC throw a proper error for those situations. (Bug

  * A memory leak occurred in SQLProcedureColumns() when no
    function or procedure column satisfying the selection
    condition existed. (Bug #17298721)

  * An assertion failure occurred in SQLDescribeCol() if the
    column number used is larger than the number of columns in the
    result set. (Bug #17311065)

  * A segmentation fault occurred in myodbc_casecmp() when the
    provided query was empty. (Bug #17085344)

  * When using Connector/ODBC in Microsoft Access, sorting a
    column in the data view might crash the program. (Bug
    #17071780, Bug #69550)

  * When the connection option FLAG_NO_INFORMATION_SCHEMA was
    used, calling the SQLFetch function after the SQLForeignKeys
    function returned bad results. (Bug #16920750, Bug #64307)

  * When building Connector/ODBC on some 64-bit systems other than
    x86_64 (e.g. ppc64), CMake did not recognize that it was a
    64-bit system and incorrectly used lib instead of lib64 as
    directory name for installing the dynamic library. This fix
    implements a two-step approach, making CMake check for the
    system architecture by reading the value of
    CMAKE_SIZEOF_VOID_P and also by checking the existence of the
    /usr/lib64 folder. (Bug #16785424)

  * The function SQLForeignKeys() did not work if the connection
    option NO_I_S was set. (Bug #13712420, Bug #64307)

  * Implemented a workaround for a control issue with GtkComboBox
    and GtkComboBoxEntry, in which the dialog control intercepted
    the keyboard signals, so that focus could be set to other
    controls using the keyboard.


Hery Ramilison
MySQL/ORACLE Release Engineering Team

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