MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1 connection strings

Connects to

MySQL

  • Local database

    Driver={MySQL ODBC 5.1 Driver};Server=localhost;Database=myDataBase;
    User
    =myUsername;Password=myPassword;Option=3;
  • On 64 bit machine

    It seems we need to point on MSDASQL for the (32 bit) ODBC driver to work on 64 bit machines.

    Provider=MSDASQL;Driver={MySQL ODBC 5.1 Driver};Server=localhost;
    Database
    =myDataBase;User=myUsername;Password=myPassword;Option=3;
  • 64 bit version of the driver

    Note the "w" in the driver name.

    Driver={MySQL ODBC 5.2w Driver};Server=localhost;Database=myDataBase;
    User
    =myUsername;Password=myPassword;Option=3;
  • Version 5.2.5 new name

    MySQL ODBC Connector version 5.2.5 and above register itself as "MySQL ODBC 5.2 Unicode Driver" and "MySQL ODBC 5.2 ANSI Driver".

    Driver={MySQL ODBC 5.2 ANSI Driver};Server=localhost;Database=myDataBase;
    User
    =myUsername;Password=myPassword;Option=3;

    See version 5.2 connection strings HERE

  • Remote database

    Driver={MySQL ODBC 5.1 Driver};Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;
    User
    =myUsername;Password=myPassword;Option=3;
  • Specifying TCP/IP port

    Driver={MySQL ODBC 5.1 Driver};Server=myServerAddress;Port=3306;
    Database
    =myDataBase;User=myUsername;Password=myPassword;Option=3;

    The driver defaults to port value 3306, if not specified in the connection string, as 3306 is the default port for MySQL.

  • Specifying character set

    Driver={MySQL ODBC 5.1 Driver};Server=myServerAddress;charset=UTF8;
    Database
    =myDataBase;User=myUsername;Password=myPassword;Option=3;
  • Specifying socket

    This one specifies the Unix socket file or Windows named pipe to connect to. Used only for local client connections.

    Driver={MySQL ODBC 5.1 Driver};Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;
    User
    =myUsername;Password=myPassword;Socket=MySQL;Option=3;

    On Windows, the socket variable is the name of the named pipe that is used for local client connections. The default value is MySQL.

    On Unix platforms, the socket variable is the name of the socket file that is used for local client connections. The default is /tmp/mysql.sock.

  • Using SSL

    Driver={MySQL ODBC 5.1 Driver};Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;
    User
    =myUsername;Password=myPassword;sslca=c:\cacert.pem;
    sslcert
    =c:\client-cert.pem;sslkey=c:\client-key.pem;sslverify=1;Option=3;

    SSLCA specifies the path to a file with a list of trust SSL CAs

    SSLCERT specifies the name of the SSL certificate file to use for establishing a secure connection.

    SSLKEY specifies the name of the SSL key file to use for establishing a secure connection.

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