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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Friday Jul 25, 2014

HowTo: Using MySQL for Visual Studio in you first ASP.NET MVC Application with EF 6

Last week it was released the RC version of MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.2. In this blog post we'll be showing one of the new features in this release. And we will be doing a short demo about some of the first steps when starting to use MySQL with .NET applications.[Read More]

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 21, 2014

MySQL Connector/NET 6.9.2 RC has been released

Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/Net 6.9.2 a new version of the all-managed .NET driver for MySQL has been released. This is a RC release for 6.9.x and is not recommended for production environments.

It is appropriate for use with MySQL server versions 5.5-5.7.

It is now available in source and binary form fromhttp://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/net/#downloadsandmirrorsites

(note that not all mirror sites may be up to date at this point-if you can't find this version on some mirror, please try again later or choose another download site.)

Enjoy and thanks for the support!

On behalf of the MySQL Connector/NET and the MySQL/ORACLE RE Team.

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MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.2 RC has been released

Dear MySQL users,

MySQL for Visual Studio is a product including all of the Visual Studio integration. The 1.2.2 version is a release candidate release of this product which is feature complete but still can contain minor bugs and is not suitable for production environments.

This version is appropriate for use with MySQL server versions 5.5-5.6.
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Wednesday Jul 02, 2014

HowTo: Integrating MySQL for Visual Studio with Connector/Net

One of the most frequent questions in our forums is about how to get the graphical integration when using Visual Studio with MySQL databases.

When developing applications with MySQL databases there are two basics products: a .net driver for MySQL, which is MySQL Connector/Net, and a tool to integrate all of the Visual Studio database oriented tools such as the Server Explorer window. These tools are designed to make a lot easier the creation and edition of MySQL databases when using an IDE like Visual Studio.

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MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.1 beta has been released

MySQL for Visual Studio is a product including all of the Visual Studio integration previously available as part of Connector/Net. The 1.2.1 version is a beta release of this product which is feature complete but still can contain minor bugs and is not suitable for production environments.[Read More]

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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Monday Jun 02, 2014

MySQL Connector/NET 6.9.1 beta has been release

Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/Net 6.9.1 a new version of the all-managed .NET driver
for MySQL has been released. This is a beta release for 6.9.x and is
not recommended for production environments.

It is appropriate for use with MySQL server versions 5.5-5.7.

It is now available in source and binary form from
(note that not all mirror sites may be up to date at this point-if you
can't find this version on some mirror, please try again later or choose
another download site.)

Enjoy and thanks for the support!

On behalf of the MySQL Connector/NET and the MySQL/ORACLE RE Team. 
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Wednesday Apr 30, 2014

MySQL Connector/NET 6.9.0 alpha has been released

Dear MySQL users,

MySQL Connector/Net 6.9.0 a new version of the all-managed .NET driver for MySQL has been released. This is an alpha release for 6.9.x and is not recommended for production environments.

The 6.9 version of MySQL Connector/NET brings the following new features:


     * MySQL Personalization Provider.
     * SiteMap Web Provider.
     * Simple Membership Web Provider.

Enjoy and thanks for the support!
On behalf of the MySQL Connector/NET and the MySQL/ORACLE RE Team.

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Friday Apr 25, 2014

What's new on MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.0 alpha, part one

MySQL for Visual Studio 1.2.0 was just released the last week. In this post we will make a quick introduction on what's coming up in this new version. [Read More]
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