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MySQL Connector/ODBC 8.0.20 has been released
Posted by: Prashant Tekriwal
Date: April 27, 2020 12:15PM



Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/ODBC 8.0.20 is a new version in the MySQL Connector/ODBC
8.0 series, the ODBC driver for the MySQL Server.

The available downloads include both a Unicode driver and an ANSI driver
based on the same modern codebase. Please select the 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 the latest MySQL server version 8.0.

This release of the MySQL ODBC driver is conforming to the ODBC 3.8
specification.  It contains implementations of key 3.8 features,
including self-identification as a ODBC 3.8 driver, streaming of out for
binary types only), and support of the SQL_ATTR_RESET_CONNECTION
connection attribute (for the Unicode driver only).

The release is now available in source and binary form for a number of
platforms from our download pages at

   https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/odbc/

For information on installing, please see the documentation at

https://dev.mysql.com/doc/connector-odbc/en/connector-odbc-installation.html

Enjoy and thanks for the support!

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Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 8.0.20 (2020-04-27, General Availability)

     * Functionality Added or Changed

     * Bugs Fixed

Functionality Added or Changed


     * On Debian, DEB packages are now released instead of TGZ
       files. The file base names are mysql-connector-odbc-*
       (driver package) and mysql-connector-odbc-setup (setup
       package). The setup package contains the GUI
       configuration widget library (libmyodbc8S.so) and depends
       on the driver package. The driver package depends on the
       unixODBC libraries (libodbc, libodbcinst); and does not
       conflict with the official Debian package (libmyoodbc).

Bugs Fixed


     * When using SQL_C_WCHAR with SQLGetData, binary data was
       not returned correctly as its hexacecimal representation.
       Related, using SQL_C_CHAR with SQLGetData did return
       binary data as hex. (Bug #28864788, Bug #92429)

     * When binding an SQL_BIT type column to the SQL_C_CHAR
       type, SQLFetchScroll would return the values as an
       integer instead of a char. (Bug #28484784, Bug #91904)


On Behalf of Oracle/MySQL Engineering Team
Prashant Tekriwal

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