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MySQL Connector/ODBC 8.0.23 has been released
Posted by: Hery Ramilison
Date: January 18, 2021 12:31PM

Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/ODBC 8.0.23 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 your support!


Changes in MySQL Connector/ODBC 8.0.23 (2021-01-18, General Availability)

Bugs Fixed


     * Using the commercial glib package
       (authentication_ldap_sasl) with auth using GSSAPI
       (authentication_ldap_sasl_auth_method_name='GSSAPI') did
       not function. Added the missing sasl2 modules package.
       (Bug #32175842)

     * On Debian based systems, the post-installation script
       uses dpkg-architecture ODBC drivers path, so the
       associated dpkg-dev package was added as a runtime
       dependency. (Bug #32157740)

     * Microsoft Access halted when opening a linked table with
       only a JSON column. The JSON column type is now
       supported, and JSON data is only editable if another
       column is used as a primary key. Because JSON is a long
       data type with the maximum length of 4GB, it can't be
       used as a primary key by Microsoft Access and therefore
       tables having only JSON columns are only available in
       read-only mode. (Bug #32114901)

     * Removed the mysql-client-plugins dependency. It remains
       required for connections using commercial MySQL server
       accounts with LDAP authentication, so must be manually
       installed for that situation. The mysql-client-plugins
       package has conflicts with MySQL server versions before
       8.0.21, so earlier versions (such as MySQL 5.7) require
       an 8.0 server upgrade to use it. (Bug #31875490)

     * On macOS, Connector/ODBC would not report an error if
       SQL_ATTR_PARAMSET_SIZE was set but not supported; instead
       the setting was ignored. (Bug #29862441, Bug #95608)

On Behalf of Oracle/MySQL Release Engineering Team,
Hery Ramilison

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