Bug #81148 ODBC driver download page does not present the UNICODE driver as indocumentation
Submitted: 20 Apr 2016 0:14 Modified: 20 Apr 2016 18:07
Reporter: Igor Korot Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
Category:Connector / ODBC Documentation Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:5.3 OS:Windows (8.1)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: odbc unicode

[20 Apr 2016 0:14] Igor Korot
The documentation states that the download for the mySQL ODBC driver will give 2 choices: one for ANSI version and one for UNICODE.
However trying to download the driver, there is only one - 5.3 ANSI version.

Confirmed by first looking at the file name, then downloading the driver and trying to install it. One of the pages says It installs ANSI driver. No mentions of UNICODE.

Please give the UNICODE ODBC driver version out for download with the appropriate name according to the documentation.

How to repeat:
1. Go to the https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/odbc/5.3.html.
2. Observe that the only possibilities are ANSI drivers. No UNICODE version is available.

Suggested fix:
Make the appropriate version available for download.
[20 Apr 2016 16:37] MySQL Verification Team

Attachment: odbc-ansi-unicode.png (image/png, text), 32.16 KiB.

[20 Apr 2016 16:38] MySQL Verification Team
both drivers

Attachment: odbc-drivers.png (image/png, text), 93.78 KiB.

[20 Apr 2016 16:39] MySQL Verification Team
Thank you for the bug report.
[20 Apr 2016 16:51] Igor Korot
Hi, Miguel,
Thank you for the screenshot.
However, the documentation at https://dev.mysql.com/doc/connector-odbc/en/connector-odbc-installation.html needs to be updated to state that there is only one file for download which will contain both ANSI and UNICODE versions of the driver.
That where the quote section of the bug came from.

Please fix as the information is misleading.

Also, just out of curiosity - is there a reason you have 2 versions of the driver and not one where both ANSI and UNICODE functions are defined? This is just FMY.

Thank you.
[20 Apr 2016 16:53] Igor Korot
Changing the status to "Open" as I believe the "Download" page should match what the documentation page says.
[20 Apr 2016 18:07] MySQL Verification Team
Thank you for the feedback. Changing Category to ODBC Documentation.