MySQL | VERSION( ) Function

The MySQL Version() function is used for returning the current version of the MySQL database. This function uses the utf8 character set. Generally, there is a suffix returned after the version number. The Version() function does not require any parameter to be passed.

Syntax:

VERSION()

Parameters Used:
It does not require any parameter or argument to be passed.

Return Value:
The MySQL Version() function returns the version of the MySQL database as a string.

Supported Versions of MySQL:

  • MySQL 5.7
  • MySQL 5.6
  • MySQL 5.5
  • MySQL 5.1
  • MySQL 5.0
  • MySQL 4.1
  • MySQL 4.0
  • MySQL 3.23

Example: Implementing Version() function in MySQL.

SELECT VERSION(); 

Output:

5.7.26-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 
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