MySQL for Excel 1.3.1 RC has been released

The MySQL Windows Experience Team is proud to announce the release of MySQL for Excel version 1.3.1. This is a RC 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 Release Candidate version the MySQL for Excel product can be downloaded only by using the product standalone installer at this link:

http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/windows/excel/

Changes in MySQL for Excel 1.3.1 (2014-07-02, Release Candidate)

This section documents all changes and bug fixes applied to MySQL for Excel since the release of 1.3.0. Several new features were added the 1.3.x branch, 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.
  • 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

  • When reopening a saved Excel workbook that contains imported MySQL data, MySQL for Excel attempts to reconnect the Excel tables with the corresponding MySQL databases where the imported MySQL data was imported from. If the MySQL connections are not found, then a new dialog prompts you to either ignore, create, or delete the missing connections. Ignore allows you to work offline, and the dialog will open the next time the Excel workbook is opened. (Bug #18961860, Bug #72966)
  • <CTRL> + <A> now selects all tables and views in the Database Objects selection panel. (Bug #18961544, Bug #72963)

Bugs Fixed

  • Data could not be imported from a remote MySQL server.
    • Bug #19012634
    • Bug #73040
  • The Edit Connection dialog was not populated with information from the selected MySQL connection.
    • Bug #18968777
    • Bug #72990
  • In Excel 2013, importing the same table twice in the same Excel worksheet failed after deleting the Excel table linked to in the first report.
    • Bug #18962670
    • Bug #72976
  • Data could not be imported to the left of previously imported data if the new data intersected with the existing import.
    • Bug #18962617
    • Bug #72975
  • After importing data, clicking Refresh All from the Data tab would fail to refresh the data, and it generated an "Initialization of the data source failed" error.
    • Bug #18962538
    • Bug #72974
  • When exporting data, a duplicate entry was sent to the MySQL server when data was exported to a new table with the First Row Contains Column Names checkbox deselected. The generated error was similar to "Error while inserting rows... MySQL Error 1062: Duplicate entry '1' for key 'PRIMARY'".
    • Bug #18962470
    • Bug #72973
  • With the Create a Pivot Table with the imported data option enabled, Data Import failed to create a PivotTable for tables that contained a large data set.
    • Bug #18962371
    • Bug #72972
  • When importing tables, the Pick related Tables or Views feature did not function in Excel 2007 or Excel 2010, but did in Excel 2013.
    • Bug #18962354
    • Bug #72971
  • For new columns, the Export Data dialog would not accept manually typed in data types that contained a parenthesis, such as ENUM.
    • Bug #18962214
    • Bug #72970
  • Line and LinearRing were removed from the list of valid data types, so they no longer appear in the Export Data dialog's data type combo box.
    • Bug #18962184
    • Bug #72969
  • Hovering over elements in the MySQL connecting and object listing could cause the text of each item to be bold.
    • Bug #18962130
    • Bug #72968
  • Imported data would not refresh if the table name was changed in Excel during the import. The table name is no longer used to verify the MySQL connection.
    • Bug #18961806
    • Bug #72964
  • Edit Sessions would fail to restore with sessions that contained tables with zero DATETIME values. Edit Sessions would also fail to restore when MySQL for Excel was started on a currently opened Excel workbook.
    • Bug #18889495
    • Bug #72842
  • Attempting to import a table with ENUM values would fail with an "Input string was not in a correct format." error.
    • Bug #18728748
    • Bug #72434
    • Bug #18962214
    • Bug #72970

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