Chapter 2 Connector/J Versions

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2.1 Connector/J Release Notes and Change History
2.2 Java Versions Supported

There are currently four versions of MySQL Connector/J available:

The following table summarizes the Connector/J versions available, along with the details of JDBC driver type, what version of the JDBC API it supports, what versions of MySQL Server it works with, and whether it is currently supported or not:

Table 2.1 Summary of Connector/J Versions

Connector/J versionDriver TypeJDBC versionMySQL Server versionStatus
5.143.0, 4.04.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7Recommended version
5.043.04.1, 5.0Released version
3.143.04.1, 5.0Obsolete
3.043.03.x, 4.1Obsolete


The current recommended version for Connector/J is 5.1. This guide covers all four connector versions, with specific notes given where a setting applies to a specific option.