MySQL Workbench 6.2: Usability improvements and more

Direct Schema Tree Action Buttons The schema tree in the SQL Editor now has some very convenient buttons for accessing the most used functions for each object type: Table or Schema Inspector Object structure editor Table data browser/editor Call Stored Procedure or Function Format Note Objects in Diagrams Note objects in diagrams can now be resized and have its contents automatically rearranged. You can also change style attributes like font, background color and text color. Other improvements and bug fixes that make a difference MySQL password is remembered for the session, even if not stored in the keychain, so you don't need to re-enter it when a new connection is needed. Keyboard shortcuts now work in the Scripting Shell. Platform Updates MySQL Workbench 6.2 also finally adds native 64bit support for Windows. This should allow working with larger ...

MySQL Workbench 6.2: New Migration Source and Sync Feature

MS Access Migration MS Access support was added to the Migration Wizard in MySQL Workbench 6.2, joining MS SQL Server, Sybase ASE, Sybase SQL Anywhere, PostgreSQL, SQLite and "Generic ODBC" as migration sources. You can read more about it in How-To: Guide to Database Migration from MS Access using MySQL Workbench. Include Model Scripts in Forward Engineering and Synchronization Workbench modeling has always supported attaching SQL script files to the model, usually for documentation/organization purposes. You can now include these attachments to the output script when performing forward engineering or synchronization. Resume data copy in Migration Wizard. If a data copy fails during database migration (because of a timeout or network failure, for example), you can now click Resume to retry the data copy. Workbench will find the last row ...

MySQL Workbench 6.2: Fabric and Client Connection Browser

MySQL Fabric Support MySQL Fabric servers can now be added to the Workbench home screen. When clicked, these connections will dynamically query the Fabric server and individual connections for all the managed MySQL servers will be created. You can then connect to each instance as usual.  Metadata Lock Browser MySQL uses metadata locking to manage access to objects (tables, triggers, and so forth). Sometimes that can be puzzling, as your query may block waiting on an object being manipulated by another connection from maybe another user. The Client Connections list was updated to take advantage of the metadata lock information provided in the performance_schema starting in MySQL 5.7.3, to show information about what locks a connection is waiting for and what it holds. Updated Client Connection Browser Speaking of the Client ...

MySQL Workbench 6.2: It’s all about the Query

Improved Visual Explain In MySQL 5.7, the Optimizer Team has been doing great work in refactoring as well as innovation with the new Cost Model. The improved Visual Explain enables the DBA to now get deeper insights into Optimizer decision making, for improved performance tuning of queries.   The UI was also improved to allow easier navigation in large query plans. Streamlined Query Results Panel The query results panel was updated to centralize the many features related to result sets into a single location. Result Grid, Form Editor, Field Types, Query Stats, Execution Plan (including the traditional and Visual Explain) and the new Spatial Viewer are all easily accessible from a single interface. Run SQL Script It often happens that people try to load ...

MySQL Workbench 6.2: Spatial Data

The Spatial Viewer MySQL 5.7 will include much awaited GIS support for InnoDB tables. To make it easier to quickly visualize spatial/geometry data in geographic context, Workbench 6.2 includes a viewer for resultsets containing that type of data. The viewer will render data from each row as a separate clickable element. When clicked, you can view the rest of the data from that row in the textbox. If you have multiple queries with geometry data, you can overlay them in the same map. But that's not all the features. The Spatial Data Viewer give you the possibility to display the data using different projection systems. Right now you can use Robinson, Mercator, Equirectangular, Bonne. There's option to even merge different resultsets, execute all of them and switch to Spatial View, you'll ...

MySQL Workbench 6.2.3 GA has been released

Dear MySQL users, The MySQL developer tools team announces 6.2.3 as our GA release for MySQL Workbench 6.2. MySQL Workbench 6.2 is the new version for the official MySQL graphical development tool . MySQL Workbench 6.2 focuses on support for innovations released in MySQL 5.6 and MySQL 5.7 DMR (Development Release) as well as MySQL Fabric 1.5, with features such as: A new spatial data viewer, allowing graphical views of result sets containing GEOMETRY data and taking advantage of the new GIS capabilities in MySQL 5.7. Support for new MySQL 5.7.4 SQL syntax and configuration options. Metadata Locks View shows the locks connections are blocked or waiting on. MySQL Fabric cluster connectivity - Browsing, view status, and connect ...

MySQL Workbench 6.2.2 RC has been released

Dear MySQL Users, The MySQL developer tools team announces 6.2.2 RC - the final release candidate for MySQL Workbench 6.2. MySQL Workbench 6.2 is the upcoming major update for the official MySQL graphical development tool . MySQL Workbench 6.2 focuses on support for innovations released in MySQL 5.6 and MySQL 5.7 DMR (Development Release) as well as MySQL Fabric 1.5, with features such as: A new spatial data viewer, allowing graphical views of result sets containing GEOMETRY data and taking advantage of the new GIS capabilities in MySQL 5.7. Support for new MySQL 5.7.4 SQL syntax and configuration options. Metadata Locks View shows the locks connections are blocked or waiting on. MySQL Fabric cluster connectivity - Browsing, view status, and connect to any MySQL instance in a Fabric Cluster. MS Access migration Wizard - easily ...

How-To: Guide to Database Migration from MS Access using MySQL Workbench

Edit: added sample table output in MySQL MySQL Workbench 6.2 introduces support for MS Access migration. This tutorial should help you get your Access tables, indexes, relationships and data in MySQL. Preparation Because MS Access ODBC drivers are only available for Windows, migrating from it is also only possible from Windows. As for the destination MySQL server, you can have it in the same local machine or elsewhere in your network. MS Access stores relationship/foreign key information in an internal table called MSysRelationships. That table is protected against read access even to the Admin user, so if you try to migrate without opening up access to it, you will get an error like this: [42000] [Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver] Record(s) cannot be read; no read permission on 'msysobjects'. (-1907) ...

MySQL Workbench 6.2.1 BETA has been released

Dear MySQL Users, The MySQL Workbench team is announcing availability of the first beta release of its upcoming major product update, MySQL Workbench 6.2. MySQL Workbench 6.2 focuses on support for innovations released in MySQL 5.6 and MySQL 5.7 DMR (Development Release) as well as MySQL Fabric 1.5, with features such as: * A new spatial data viewer, allowing graphical views of result sets containing GEOMETRY data and taking advantage of the new GIS capabilities in MySQL 5.7. * Support for new MySQL 5.7.4 SQL syntax and configuration options. * Metadata Locks View shows the locks connections are blocked or waiting on. * MySQL Fabric cluster connectivity - Browsing, view status, and connect to any MySQL instance in a Fabric Cluster. * MS Access migration Wizard - easily move to MySQL Databases. Other significant usability ...

MySQL Workbench 6.1.7 GA has been released

Dear MySQL users, The MySQL Workbench team announces availability of version 6.1.7 of its flagship product. MySQL Workbench 6.1.7 is a periodic maintenance release including 17 bug fixes. Additionally, the supported Linux distribution list has been refreshed. Users of the product are recommended to upgrade to this version. MySQL Workbench 6.1 With over 30 new features, this version has many significant enhancements focusing on real-time performance assessment and analysis from the SQL statement level to server internals and file IO. You can see this from additions to the SQL Editor as well as new dashboard visualization and reporting that take advantage of MySQL Server 5.6 and 5.7 Performance Schema, and enhancements to the MySQL Explain Plans. Additionally Workbench 6.1 is leveraging work from various teammates in MySQL Engineering by introducing a schema called ...