MySQL does not support JSON datatype

I am trying to use JSON datatype on my databases, but it is not an option. Apparently, the current mySQL version on InfinityFree is 5.6 and the new JSON datatype was added in version 5.7.8. Any chance that the mySQL version could be updated?

We will probably need to upgrade MySQL at some point. But to my knowledge, it’s not very high on the wish list right now.

Performing a MySQL upgrade is a really big and complicated operation, with a lot of risk of increased load, bad performance, or compatibility problems with older software. So it will take some time before that’s done.

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Thank you for the reply.

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