Monday Mar 31, 2014

How To - Guide to editing MySQL data within Excel

In previous posts we have talked about importing data from MySQL to Excel, exporting data from Excel to a new or to a existing MySQL table (via the Export Data or Append Data operations) which are common tasks to be performed against MySQL tables. In this post we will talk about possibly the coolest feature in MySQL for Excel which is the Edit Data operation which allows the retrieval of a MySQL table's data to an Excel worksheet so the data can be edited, deleted or inserted in new rows and those changes saved back to the MySQL database in a friendly and intuitive way, and more importantly, without the need of writing SQL queries making it accessible to any kind of user.

You will learn in this guide how to do it and all the details about the Edit Data feature in MySQL for Excel.

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Thursday Mar 27, 2014

MySQL for Excel 1.2.1 has been released

The MySQL Windows Experience Team is proud to announce the release of MySQL for Excel version 1.2.1.

MySQL for Excel 1.2.1 is a maintenance release for 1.2.x containing a handful of bug fixes and the following minor features:

  • When MySQL Workbench is not installed, MySQL connections are now automatically created for discovered MySQL services. If MySQL Workbench is later installed, these connections are not migrated over to MySQL Workbench as MySQL Workbench also creates connections for discovered MySQL services.

You can download MySQL for Excel 1.2.1 from our official Downloads page at as a standalone MSI, and it will be available shortly in the MySQL Installer for Windows that can be downloaded from

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Tuesday Mar 18, 2014

How To - Guide to appending data from Excel to an existing MySQL table

Today we're going to talk about one of the main features in MySQL for Excel. There may be times when you have a MySQL Database table that you want to add new rows to. In this blog post we're going to show you how you can do that from within Excel directly easily using the Append Excel Data to Table feature.

Always remember MySQL for Excel can be downloaded and installed directly for free, from our MySQL Installer downloads page.

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Tuesday Mar 11, 2014

HowTo: MySQL new toolbar inside the Visual Studio IDE

MySQL for Visual Studio 1.1.4 was released including a new feature: MySQL Toolbar inside the Visual Studio environment. This post will cover the details on this new feature.[Read More]

Monday Mar 10, 2014

MySQL for Visual Studio 1.1.4 is available for download

MySQL for Visual Studio is a product including all of the Visual Studio integration previously available as part of Connector/Net. Today we're releasing the 1.1.4 Maintenance Release of this product. It is a version suitable for production environments, compatible with Connector/Net 6.8.3 or further versions and supports MySQL server versions 5.0 to 5.6.[Read More]

Sunday Mar 09, 2014

How To - Guide to exporting data from Excel to a new MySQL table

There may be times when you need to create a new table in MySQL and feed it with data from another database, the Internet or from combined data sources. MS Excel is commonly used as the bridge between those data sources and a target MySQL database because of the simplicity it offers to organize the information to then just dump it into a new MySQL table. Although the last bit sounds trivial, it may actually be a cumbersome step, creating ODBC connections within Excel through Microsoft Query may not help since these are normally created to extract data from MySQL into Excel, not the opposite. What if you could do this in a few clicks from within Excel after making your data ready for export to a MySQL database?

With MySQL for Excel you can do this and this guide will teach you how easy it is.

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Thursday Mar 06, 2014

MySQL for Excel Main Features Video

We are proud to announce our first MySQL for Excel video is now available at the MySQL youtube channel.

Please give it an eye and get to know about the main features of MySQL for Excel (Import, Export, Append and Edit).

To view the video on youtube click over the image shown in below:

We always look forward to hear what new features you will like to see on future versions of MySQL for Excel so we encourage you to please visit our forum and let us know. Also, follow us at:

Thank you for your support!

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Wednesday Mar 05, 2014

Connector/NET 6.8.3 is available as official MySQL Nuget packages

Dear MySQL users,

We are proud to announce that we have made the open source version of our Connector/NET 6.8.3 is available as official MySQL Nuget packages.

Currently we have 3 nuget packages which contain:

  • MySQL Connector/NET Core
  • MySQL Connector/NET for Entity Framework 6
  • MySQL Connector/NET Web providers

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