Monday Mar 09, 2015

MySQL for Excel 1.3.4 has been released

The MySQL Windows Experience Team is proud to announce the release of MySQL for Excel version 1.3.4. This is a maintenance 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/. The MySQL for Excel product can also be downloaded by using the product standalone installer found at this link http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/windows/excel/

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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Tuesday Oct 28, 2014

MySQL for Excel 1.3.3 has been released

The MySQL Windows Experience Team is proud to announce the release of MySQL for Excel version 1.3.3. This is a maintenance 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/. The MySQL for Excel product can also be downloaded by using the product standalone installer found at this link http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/windows/excel/

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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Friday Oct 10, 2014

Creating PivotTables when importing MySQL data using MySQL for Excel

In a previous blog post (Importing related MySQL tables into an Excel Data Model using MySQL for Excel) we covered in detail how an Excel Data Model can be created containing tables and their relationships so the data can be analyzed in Excel via a PivotTable. In this blog post we are going to talk about one of the features included since MySQL for Excel 1.3.0 that allows you to create PivotTables for data imported from MySQL tables, views or stored procedures, or more importantly for the whole Excel Data Model if it is created.

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 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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Friday Aug 15, 2014

Refreshing imported MySQL data with MySQL for Excel

Welcome to another blogpost from the MySQL for Excel Team. This time we're going to talk about a new feature included since MySQL for Excel 1.3.0, now we maintain the link between imported Excel tables and its data source. Now, with this new feature we'll show you how easy is to work with the latest available information at all times.

We would like to remind you, our latest GA or maintenance version can be installed using the MySQL Installer or optionally you can download directly any GA or non-GA version from the MySQL Developer Zoneyour feedback is very important for us, so drop us a message with your comments, suggestions for this or other features and follow us at our social media channels:

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Thursday Aug 07, 2014

Collation options for new MySQL schemas and tables created in 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, MySQL for Excel has always let you create new schemas and tables in a MySQL database, in versions lower than 1.3.0 these were created with the default character set and collation defined in the MySQL server. Starting with version 1.3.0 we introduced several features regarding collations:

  • New drop-downs were added that let you to override the default collation for new MySQL schemas and tables.
  • Default collations for each schema can be shownin the schemas list below the schema names.
  • The SQL queries for schemas creation can be previewed or displayed (depending on its global setting).

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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Wednesday Jul 30, 2014

Resetting advanced options to defaults in MySQL for Excel

Welcome to another blog post from the MySQL for Excel Team. Today we're going to talk about a new feature included since 1.3.0, remember you can always install the latest GA or maintenance version using the MySQL Installer also you can download directly any GA or non-GA version from the MySQL Developer Zone.

In this post we will learn how to reset several advanced options to their default values.



Remember that your feedback is very important for us, please drop us a message with your comments, suggestions for this or other features and follow us at our social media channels:

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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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Monday Jul 14, 2014

Adding summary fields when importing MySQL data with MySQL for Excel

Welcome to another blog post from the MySQL for Excel Team. Today we're going to talk about a new feature included since 1.3.0, remember you can always install the latest GA or maintenance version using the MySQL Installer also you can download directly any GA or non-GA version from the MySQL Developer Zone.

In this post we will learn how to add summary fields to our data imports to excel easily.



Remember that your feedback is very important for us, please drop us a message with your comments, suggestions for this or other features and follow us at our social media channels:

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Wednesday Jul 02, 2014

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.

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/

Your feedback on this release candidate version is very well appreciated, you can raise bugs on the MySQL bugs page or give us your comments on the MySQL for Excel forum.

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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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Tuesday Jun 17, 2014

SQL queries preview before sent to server in MySQL for Excel

In this blog post we are going to cover a pretty useful piece of functionality introduced since MySQL for Excel 1.2.0.

There could be times when users may want to see exactly what SQL queries are being generated either before they are sent to the server, so corrections can be made if the query does not look as intended, or after they are sent to the server to obtain additional information or for debugging purposes.

Starting with MySQL for Excel 1.2.0, new global options were added to modify the behavior of the moment when SQL queries that affect a MySQL database are shown to the users. The Global Options dialog can be accessed from the Options button located in the Schema Selection panel or the DB Objects Selection one as shown below.

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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Monday Jun 09, 2014

MySQL for Excel 1.3.0 Beta has been released

The MySQL Windows Experience Team is proud to announce the release of MySQL for Excel version 1.3.0.  This is a beta release for 1.3.x.

As this is a beta 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/

Your feedback on this beta version is very well appreciated, you can raise bugs on the MySQL bugs page or give us your comments on the MySQL for Excel forum.

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Friday Jun 06, 2014

Excel tables creation upon importing MySQL data in MySQL for Excel

In this blog post we are going to talk about one of the features included since MySQL for Excel 1.2.0, we introduced some advanced options for the Import MySQL Data operation regarding Excel tables. 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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