The MySQL 5.7.7 JSON Lab release introduces a native JSON datatype. See Knut Anders Hatlen’s blog post for more details on this new datatype. In this release we also introduced a number of functions for creating and querying JSON documents. In this post we’ll explore the following new functions related to manipulating JSON documents:
Dag Wanvik’s follow up blog post will explore the functions related to querying and searching of JSON documents. More information on all of the new JSON functions can be found in the high level spec attached to WL#7909.