Table has a total of 1,120,000 rows and 20 columns. When I run a select query on mysql directly like:

select * from <tablename> where UpdatedOn > '2020-10-05'

it gives the results which is about 50+ rows.

But when I run the same from MSSQL using ODBC Connection it throws "MySQL Client Out of Memory" every single time.

  • The server has 8 GB RAM and no one else is using the server
  • Running Select top gives the results without the error
  • Running select with a single integer column like select id from ... throws a "MySQL Client out of memory"

What could be going wrong? I haven't been able to the issue.

  • How is "UpdatedOn" defined in the MySQL DB? Oct 6, 2020 at 19:41
  • @GerardH.Pille UpdatedOn is a field with type datetime Oct 7, 2020 at 2:15
  • What versions of MSSQL and ODBC? Your MySQL could do with an update. Oct 7, 2020 at 10:07
  • @GerardH.Pille mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.7.31 Oct 7, 2020 at 16:43

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The comparison of datetime with a string may cause odbc to retrieve the entire table before eliminating rows. Either compare with a datetime constant or set the prefetch parameter in the odbc config to a reasonable value.


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