MySQL for Excel 1.3.5 has been released
- Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2015 10:01:23 -0700
- From: karen langford <karen.langford@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: MySQL for Excel 1.3.5 has been released
Dear MySQL users,
The MySQL Windows Experience Team is proud to announce the release of
MySQL for Excel version 1.3.5. This is a maintenance release for 1.3.x.
It can be used for production environments.
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
MySQL for Excel is installed using the MySQL Installer for Windows.
The MySQL Installer 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 the MySQL for
Excel over the web and install it when run.
You can download MySQL Installer from our official Downloads page at
The MySQL for Excel product can also be downloaded by using the product
standalone installer found at this link
Changes in MySQL for Excel 1.3.5 (2015-10-23)
Functionality Added or Changed
* Added support for the JSON data type that was added in
MySQL Server 5.7.
The JSON data type is now selectable from the Export Data
column dialog, if the advanced option to show all data
types is enabled. All data operations (Import, Export,
Append and Edit) now function with the JSON data type.
* Added a new advanced option to Show column data types
above column names. When checked, the Append Data dialog
grid will show data type information for columns on
source and target grids. This is especially helpful when
manually mapping columns.
* A new Append Data advanced option was added, titled
Confirm column mapping overwriting. When enabled, dragging and
dropping source columns over target columns that were already
mapped (in other words, they already contained a mapped source
column) now triggers a confirmation dialog asking if the
overwrite should be executed. This option is disabled by default
as data overwrite is a common operation. (Bug #16239058)
* Attempting to save data to a column where the data can
not be written (incompatible data type) now generates an
error. (Bug #21898699, Bug #78550)
* Changed the way data type related warnings are linked to
grid columns in the Append Data dialog. Now the warnings
are linked to the target (lower) grid view columns,
because a single source column can be mapped to multiple
target columns, and the warnings are about source data
not being suitable for the target column's data type.
(Bug #21898678, Bug #78549)
* When scrolling the target MySQL table grid horizontally,
the upper column headers that contained names of the
mapped source columns were not rendering text properly.
The text moved while scrolling, and the column separators
disappeared when scrolling to the right. (Bug #21898210,
* Change the data type detection logic for a column's data
that was failing when only the first row of data
contained data, when the rest of the rows were empty.
(Bug #21799680, Bug #78358)
* Connection information created after the last save was
cleared from memory when an Excel Workbook was closed,
thus causing the connection information to not write to
disk. Now the connection cleanup happens after a
Workbench is saved, thereby saving the new connection
information. (Bug #21172751, Bug #21089790, Bug #76475,
* Stopped using hidden defined names to store formulas that
transform date values into a date format used by MySQL.
These defined names were being detected by Excel as
macros or user functions that could not be saved in
macro-free workbooks, thus generating bogus warnings
every time a Workbook was saved when the Excel plugin was
active. (Bug #19358961, Bug #73467)
* Updated the data connection library to Connector/NET
v6.9.8, which fixes the problem of accessing a schema
that contained Unicode (non-ASCII) characters in its
name. These databases now successfully open. (Bug
* Deleted stored mappings would remain in the stored
mapping method list. (Bug #16493255)
* Enhanced the custom grid view control used in the Append
Data dialog to automatically adjust the width of the grid
columns. This adjustment considers the grid's cell
contents, the base column header text, and also the
contents of the additional header rows. Before, the
target column width was too short. (Bug #16237502)
You can access the MySQL for Excel documentation at
You can find our team's blog at http://blogs.oracle.com/MySQLOnWindows.
You can also post questions on our MySQL for Excel forum found at
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Enjoy and thanks for the support!
The MySQL on Windows team at Oracle.
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