mysql1 0.15.2

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MySQL driver for the Dart programming language. It will only work in the command-line VM, not in a browser.

This is a fork of the original SQLJocky driver and SQLJocky5 with a different API.


Connect to the database

ConnectionSettings settings = new ConnectionSettings(
  host: 'localhost', port: 3306, user: 'bob', password: 'wibble', db: 'mydb');
var conn = await MySqlConnection.connect(settings);

Execute a query with parameters:

var userId = 1;
var results = await conn.query('select name, email from users where id = ?', [userId]);

Use the results:

for (var row in results) {
  print('Name: ${row[0]}, email: ${row[1]}');

Insert some data

var query = await pool.prepare(
  'insert into users (name, email, age) values (?, ?, ?)');
var result = await query.query(query, ['Bob', '', 25]);

An insert query's results will be empty, but will have an id if there was an auto-increment column in the table:

print("New user's id: ${result.insertId}");

Execute a query with multiple sets of parameters:

var results = await query.executeMulti(
    'insert into users (name, email, age) values (?, ?, ?)',
    [['Bob', '', 25],
    ['Bill', '', 26],
    ['Joe', '', 37]]);


It is released under the GPL, because it uses a modified part of mysql's include/mysql_com.h in constants.dart, which is licensed under the GPL. I would prefer to release it under the BSD Licence, but there you go.

Things to do

  • Compression
  • More connection pool management (close after timeout, change pool size...)
  • Better handling of various data types, especially BLOBs, which behave differently when using straight queries and prepared queries.
  • Implement the rest of mysql's commands
  • Handle character sets properly? Currently defaults to UTF8 for the connection character set. Is it necessary to support anything else?
  • Improve performance where possible
  • Geometry type
  • Decimal type should probably use a bigdecimal type of some sort
  • MySQL 4 types (old decimal, anything else?)
  • Test against multiple mysql versions



  • Add types to query and queryMulti interface. This makes the package easier to use with implicit-dynamic: false


  • Documentation updates


  • Publish first version post-fork

SQLJockey historical changelog


  • Fix package references


  • Merged in Kevin Moore's PR from original SQLJockey


  • Fix the changelog formatting, so you can actually see what changed in v0.14.0


  • Requires Dart 1.11
  • Use newer logging library
  • Use async/await in library code and examples.
  • Fix bug with closing prepared queries, where it sometimes tried to close a query which was in use.
  • Don't throw an error if username is null.
  • Fix bug in blobs, where it was trying to decode binary blobs as UTF-8 strings.
  • Close connections and return them to the pool when a connection times out on the server.


  • Fixes an issue with executeMulti being broken.
  • Fixes an issue with query failing if the first field in a SELECT is an empty string


  • Breaking change: ConnectionPool.close() has been renamed to ConnectionPool.closeConnectionsNow. It is a dangerous method to call as it closes all connections even if they are in the middle of an operation. ConnectionPool.closeConnectionsWhenNotInUse has been added, which is much safer.
  • Fixed an issue with closing prepared queries which caused connections to remain open.


  • Added support for packets larger than 16 MB. ConnectionPool's constructor has a new parameter, 'maxPacketSize', which specifies the maximum packet size in bytes. Using packets larger than 16 MB is not currently particularly optimised.
  • Fixed some issues with authentication. In particular, errors should now be thrown when you try to connect to a server which is using an old or unsupported authentication protocol.


  • Added SSL connections. Pass 'useSSL: true' to ConnectionPool constructor. If server doesn't support SSL, connection will continue unsecured. You can check if the connections are secure by calling pool.getConnection().then((cnx) {print(cnx.usingSSL); cnx.release();});


  • Added ConnectionPool.getConnection() which returns a RetainedConnection. Useful if you need to keep a specific connection around (for example, if you need to lock tables).


  • Fixed connection retention error in Query.executeMulti


  • Can now access fields by name.


  • Breaking change: Results no longer has a 'stream' property - it now implements Stream itself. As a result, it also no longer has a 'rows' property, or a 'toResultsList()' method - you can use 'toList()' to convert it into a list instead.


  • Rewritten some connection handling code to make it more robust, and so that it handles stream operations such as 'first' correctly (i.e. without hanging forever).
  • Updated spec for Dart 1.0


  • Support for latest SDK (removal of dart:utf8 library)


  • Support for latest SDK


  • Change prepared statement syntax. Values must now be passed into the execute() method in an array. This change was made because otherwise prepared statements couldn't be used asynchronously correctly - if you used the same prepared query object for multiple queries 'at the same time', the wrong values could get used.


  • Handle errors in the utils package properly
  • Pre-emptively fixed some errors, wrote more tests.


  • Fixed error with large fields.


  • Hopefully full unicode support
  • Fixed problem with null values in prepared queries.


  • Some initial changes for better unicode handling.


  • Blobs and Texts which are bigger than 250 characters now work.


  • Make ConnectionPool and Transaction implement QueriableConnection
  • Improved tests.


  • Fix for new SDK


  • Made an internal class private


  • Breaking change: Now uses streams to return results.


  • Major refactoring so that only the parts of sqljocky which are supposed to be exposed are.


  • Support for M4.


  • Support for M3.
  • Bit fields are now numbers, not lists.
  • Dates now use the DateTime class instead of the Date class.
  • Use new IO classes.


  • Support for the new SDK.


  • SQLJocky now uses a connection pooling model, so the API has changed somewhat.


import 'package:mysql1/mysql1.dart';
import 'package:options_file/options_file.dart';
import 'dart:async';

 * This example drops a couple of tables if they exist, before recreating them.
 * It then stores some data in the database and reads it back out.
 * You must have a connection.options file in order for this to connect.

class Example {
  MySqlConnection conn;


  Future run() async {
    // drop the tables if they already exist
//    await dropTables();
//    print("dropped tables");
    // then recreate the tables
    await createTables();
    print("created tables");
    // add some data
    await addData();
    // and read it back out
    await readData();

//  Future dropTables() {
//    print("dropping tables");
//    var dropper = new TableDropper(pool, ['pets', 'people']);
//    return dropper.dropTables();
//  }

  Future createTables() async {
    print("creating tables");
    await conn.query('create table people (id integer not null auto_increment, '
        'name varchar(255), '
        'age integer, '
        'primary key (id))');
    await conn.query('create table pets (id integer not null auto_increment, '
        'name varchar(255), '
        'species text, '
        'owner_id integer, '
        'primary key (id),'
        'foreign key (owner_id) references people (id))');
    print("executing queries");

  Future addData() async {
    var query =
        await conn.queryMulti("insert into people (name, age) values (?, ?)", [
      ["Dave", 15],
      ["John", 16],
      ["Mavis", 93]
    print("executed query 1");

    query = await conn.queryMulti(
        "insert into pets (name, species, owner_id) values (?, ?, ?)", [
      ["Rover", "Dog", 1],
      ["Daisy", "Cow", 2],
      ["Spot", "Dog", 2]
    print("executed query 2");

  Future readData() async {
    var result =
        await conn.query('select,, p.age,, t.species '
            'from people p '
            'left join pets t on t.owner_id =');
    print("got results");
    return result.forEach((row) {
      if (row[3] == null) {
        print("ID: ${row[0]}, Name: ${row[1]}, Age: ${row[2]}, No Pets");
      } else {
            "ID: ${row[0]}, Name: ${row[1]}, Age: ${row[2]}, Pet Name: ${row[3]}, Pet Species ${row[4]}");

Future main() async {
  OptionsFile options = new OptionsFile('connection.options');
  String user = options.getString('user');
  String password = options.getString('password');
  int port = options.getInt('port', 3306);
  String db = options.getString('db');
  String host = options.getString('host', 'localhost');

  ConnectionSettings settings = new ConnectionSettings(
      host: host, port: port, user: user, password: password, db: db);

  // create a connection
  print("opening connection");
  var conn = await MySqlConnection.connect(settings);
  print("connection open");
  // create an example class
  var example = new Example(conn);
  // run the example
  print("running example");
  // finally, close the connection
  print("K THNX BYE!");
  await conn.close();

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

  mysql1: ^0.15.2

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with pub:

$ pub get

with Flutter:

$ flutter packages get

Alternatively, your editor might support pub get or flutter packages get. Check the docs for your editor to learn more.

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:mysql1/mysql1.dart';
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Package Constraint Resolved Available
Direct dependencies
Dart SDK >=2.0.0 <3.0.0
collection ^1.1.3 1.14.11
crypto >=0.9.2 <3.0.0 2.0.6
logging >=0.11.1 <0.12.0 0.11.3+2
pool ^1.3.6 1.3.6
Transitive dependencies
async 2.0.8
charcode 1.1.2
convert 2.0.2
path 1.6.2
stack_trace 1.9.3
typed_data 1.1.6
Dev dependencies
mockito ^3.0.0
test ^1.3.0