MySQL 8.x Support?

MySQL 8 has been out for over 5 years now, and Data Point still does not support it. Given the lack of interest by Toad to support it, are we to assume that Data Point is in End-Of-Life mode? I've spoken with their sales reps for years, and all they have are empty promises that they are working on it.

They seem to be just milking it for as long as possible without any meaningful updates. I don't know about others, but the main thing I want is being able to write queries and view/export/import data. Everything else is just toys (which I never use).

My company waited (at my insistence) to upgrade our databases to MySQL 8 for years, but I can't hold them back anymore. We will be upgrading in 2 weeks, and my 14 years using Toad will come to an end. I think I will be using dbForge, which unfortunately does not have cross-platform integration with T-SQL, which was the main attraction of Data Point.

Raising this to Quest R&D.

Just curious, though... what happens when you attempt to connect to MySQL 8.0 with TDP?

Hi Dready,

No, that would be an incorrect assumption! We are releasing Toad Data Point at least 2x per year, as always, and improving functionality with each release :slight_smile: We are, however, behind on updating platform support on some of our connections. We are planning on officially support MySQL 8 in our first release of 2024.

To follow up on Gary's question - does the product fail when you try to connect to MySQL 8? If so we can perhaps provide a hot fix to you sooner. Have you opened a support case? You can also email me your findings directly ( and I will pursue with Dev.