Thursday Sep 25, 2014

Importing related MySQL tables into an Excel Data Model using MySQL for Excel

In this blog post we are going to talk about one of the features included since MySQL for Excel 1.3.0. 

Importing MySQL data into Excel is a common and important operation in MySQL for Excel. There may be times when you need to analyze the data stored in several MySQL tables or views, (possibly in an ExcelPivotTable which will be the subject of a future blog post), and to do it you need to dump the data into Excel as the first step. Starting with MySQL for Excel 1.3.0 we introduced a feature that allows you to import the data from multiple MySQL tables or views in a single operation.

Remember you can install the latest GA or maintenance version using the MySQL Installer or optionally you can download directly any GA or non-GA version from the MySQL Developer Zone.

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MySQL for Excel 1.3.2 GA has been released

The MySQL Windows Experience Team is proud to announce the release of MySQL for Excel version 1.3.2. This is a GA release for 1.3.x. It can be used for production environments.

MySQL for Excel is installed using the MySQL Installer for Windows which comes in 2 versions:

  • Full (150 MB) which includes a complete set of MySQL products with their binaries included in the download
  • Web (1.5 MB - a network install) which will just pull MySQL for Excel over the web and install it when run.

You can download MySQL Installer from our official Downloads page at http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/installer/.

Several new features were added the 1.3.x branch, for more information see What Is New In MySQL for Excel 1.3 (http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql-for-excel/en/mysql-for-excel-what-is-new-1-3.html).

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Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

Showing all available MySQL data types when creating a new table with MySQL for Excel

In this blog post we are going to talk about one of the features included since MySQL for Excel 1.3.0, a new advanced option was added to the Export Data dialog to show all available MySQL data types on its Data Type combo-box to override its default behavior that shows only the most commonly used data types.

Remember you can install the latest GA or maintenance version using the MySQL Installer or optionally you can download directly any GA or non-GA version from the MySQL Developer Zone.

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Thursday Jun 26, 2014

Optimistic updates for Edit Data operations in MySQL for Excel

In this blog post regarding MySQL for Excel features included since version 1.2.0, we are going to talk about a new option that is used along with Edit MySQLData operations; very useful when editing data in a multi-user environment. If you are not familiar with editing MySQL data it is very advisable that you visit our thorough blog post about that topic: How To - Guide to editing MySQL data within Excel.

Remember you can install the latest GA or maintenance version using the MySQL Installer or optionally you can download directly any GA or non-GA version from the MySQL Developer Zone.  

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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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Wednesday Apr 17, 2013

How To: Storing and retrieving spatial data on MySQL server with Connector/Net

Spatial data is being more used and needed at a larger number of applications. This type of data is not always easy to be managed or queried. And sometimes calculations need to be done in the application code instead of doing them at the server. Recently we added a new class to manage spatial data with Connector/Net, so our users can have the option to handle spatial data operations at their application code.[Read More]
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