Public Beta: dbExpress MySQL 4.0 driver for Windows

By: John Kaster

Abstract: You can now download a dbExpress MySQL 4.0 (Alpha) driver for Delphi and C++ Builder 6 Pro and Enterprise

Description of Public Beta

dbExpress MySQL 4.0 beta driver

Bugs Fixed/New Features

No new MySQL 4.0 functionalities are introduced in this driver. Use this only with MySQL 4.0 (Alpha). If you want a MySQL 4.0 feature surfaced, please list your request in the Windows dbExpress newsgroup, and we will see if the requested features can be implemented when MySQL 4.0 ships.

Downloading the beta

Because this is a public beta, you must agree to a disclaimer before downloading the file containing the update. When you attempt to download the file, you will be asked if you agree to the disclaimer. The file is then streamed directly from the web server. This streaming process normally prevents auto-resuming the file with a download manager. The file is currently 45K. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause if your download gets interrupted.

You can download this file from CodeCentral. The direct link to download the file is The zip file download is 45K.

This file may be updated from time to time, and you can look at the detail listing for the file to find out when it was last updated, or any other specific notes regarding changes to this beta.


Because this is a beta version, you should back up the current, shipping version of the files you will be replacing with the files contained in this beta so you can restore them without having to re-install the entire product.

Special installation instructions

Install the MySQL 4.0 client. Make sure LibraryName is "dbexpmy4.dll" and VendorLib is "libmysql.dll" in your TSQLConnection.


Borland is planning to release a certified version of this beta software in the future. We are providing it as a public beta to have as broad a base as possible for testing it before we certify it. This is specifically why we have made this file available for our customers to download.

Special testing instructions

Use this only with MySQL 4.0 (Alpha)


We have performed tests to verify that the software you may be downloading and testing works as intended. However, you may still encounter problems with using this version of the software. It has not yet been certified. Please read the disclaimer you see when downloading the file very carefully, as it provides details on Borland's legal position with respect to this public beta.

Specific warnings:

Have Fun :-)


Please provide feedback on this beta to the borland.public.delphi.database.dbexpress. If you cannot access our newsgroups with a conventional newsgroup reader, you can use a browser to access this newsgroup at

If you encounter problems with this beta product, please provide as much detail as possible in the newsgroup message, including the platform you are running on and steps to reproduce the problem.

If you are uncertain how to configure newsgroup access, please refer to Borland's newsgroup reference pages.

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