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Created by Guest
Created on Mar 22, 2022

MySql8 should be supported by ODM

There is a customer in medical and health industry. They are using ODM8.8 product to build a clinical decision support system. Now the customer are complaining MySql8 is not supported by ODM8.8, even though MySql5.7 is OK. IBM's official website's statement also approves that only Mysql5.7 and future fix packs are supported, not include Future Versions, Releases. However, customers in medical industry often need to upgrade the minor version to Mysql8 due to security compliance requirements, so MySql8 should be supported by ODM8.8 and higher release, which is of great commercial value.
Idea priority Urgent
  • Admin
    Antony Viaud
    Jul 16, 2022

    Support for MySQL 8 has just been added, starting with ODM

  • Guest
    Jul 7, 2022

    Hi Antony,

    Could you kindly update the progress of this requirement? Have it been addressed in new ODM/ADS version?

    Thanks & Best Regards,

  • Guest
    Mar 23, 2022

    Thanks Antony for kindly explanation. So could you kindly share the planned roadmap for supporting MySql8 by ODM(ODM8.11)?

  • Admin
    Antony Viaud
    Mar 22, 2022

    I updated the title to remove the mention to "ODM 8.8 and higher versions": ODM 8.8 is already out of support and soon ODM 8.9 will be also reaching End of Support.

    We usually consider adding new versions of supported platforms to the current version of ODM, so currently to ODM 8.11.