mysql-python install error: Cannot open include file 'config-win.h'

for 64-bit windows

  • install using wheel

    pip install wheel
  • download from

    For python 3.x:

    pip install mysqlclient-1.3.8-cp36-cp36m-win_amd64.whl

    For python 2.7:

    pip install mysqlclient-1.3.8-cp27-cp27m-win_amd64.whl

This didnt work for me:

pip install mysqlclient

so i found this after a while on stackoverflow:

pip install --only-binary :all: mysqlclient

and it went all through, no need for MS Visual C++ 14 Build tools and stuff

Note: for now this doesnt work with Python3.7, i also had to downgrade to Python 3.6.5

well this worked for me:

pip install mysqlclient

this is for python 3.x in window 7 i am not sure about other windows os versions