ODBC Driver for MySQL

Connection Options

MySQL Connection Options

The following table describes the options that you can include in the connection string for MySQL:

Option Description

Server

Serves to supply the server name for login.

Port

Used to specify the port number for the connection. 3307 by default.

Username

Used to supply a user name for login.

Password

Used to supply a password for login.

Database

Used to set the name of the database

Direct

Used to work without using MySQL client library (libmysql.dll).

Embedded

Used to specify the embedded server that will be used to connect.

Charset

Used to set the character set that ODBC driver for MySQL uses to read and write character data.

UseUnicode

Informs server that all data between client and server sides will be passed in Utf8 coding. Setting this option converts all fields of the String type into WideString that allows to work correctly with symbols of almost all languages simultaneously. On the other hand, it causes a delay in working. If the Use Unicode property is enabled, the Charset property will be ignored. The default value is False.

ConnectionTimeout

Used to specify the time in seconds before an attempt to make a connection is considered unsuccessful.

IPVersion

Used to specify the version of the Internet Protocol. Ipv4 and Ipv6 are available. The IPBoth option value allows to check for available protocol versions and use the first available automatically.

Compress

Used to apply compression on transferring data. Setting this property to True is quite effective on transferring big volumes of data through slow connection. Pay attention that each row is compressed separately. Be careful when setting this option as in some cases it may decrease fetch speed instead of increasing. The default value is False.

Interactive

Permit interactive_timeout seconds (instead of wait_timeout seconds) of inactivity before closing the connection. The client's session wait_timeout variable is set to the value of the session interactive_timeout variable. The default value is false.

Advanced Settings

Option Description

Empty strings as NULL

To retrieve metadata, not all parameters according to MSDN can accept a null value. If NULL, the driver should return an error. But some 3rd-party tools pass NULL to the parameters. These options should be enabled for compatibility with such tools.

Allow NULL strings

RegionalNumberSettings

Enables using local regional settings when converting numbers to string.

RegionalDateTimeSettings

Enables using local regional settings when converting dates and times to string.

Example Connection String

User ID=root;Password=root;Data Source=localhost;Database=test

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