The previous release of MySQL Connector 8.0.11 caused confusion for many users because its lack of support for Windows 32-bit platform, which is still very popular.
The main reason for it was the change in the MySQL Server 8.0 and MySQL client 8.0 library design, which regarded the Windows 32-bit platform as obsolete. Unfortunately, it had a far reaching adverse impact on the family of MySQL Connectors based on libmysqlclient including MySQL Connector/ODBC.
We listened to the voice of the community and did our best to bring back the 32-bit ODBC Driver for Windows to allow using it in ASP, VB, 32-bit MS Office applications etc.
Now we are happy to announce the return of the fully featured 32-bit version of ODBC Driver 8.0 for Windows with the full support for MySQL Server 8.0. The community version of the driver will soon be available for public at the following address:
On behalf of the entire MySQL Team I would like to thank everyone who expressed their concerns in the forums and blogs.