Django supports MySQL 5.0.3 and higher.
`MySQL 5.0`_ adds the ``information_schema`` database, which contains detailed
-data on all database schema. Django's ``inspectdb`` feature uses t
+data on all database schema. Django's ``inspectdb`` feature uses t.
The minimum version requirement of MySQL 5.0.3 was set in Django 1.5.
.. _MySQL: http://www.mysql.com/
.. _MySQL 5.0: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/index.html
.. _known issues: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=48875
+Both the Django ORM and MySQL (when using the InnoDB :ref:`storage engine
+<mysql-storage-engines>`) support database :ref:`savepoints
+<topics-db-transactions-savepoints>`, but this feature wasn't available in
+Django until version 1.4 when such supports was added.
+If you use the MyISAM storage engine please be aware of the fact that you will
+receive database-generated errors if you try to use the :ref:`savepoint-related
+methods of the transactions API <topics-db-transactions-savepoints>`. The reason
+for this is that detecting the storage engine of a MySQL database/table is an
+expensive operation so it was decided it isn't worth to dynamically convert
+these methods in no-op's based in the results of such detection.