MySQL Workbench 6.1.7 GA has been released

June 30, 2014 – 10:12 am by MySQL Release Team

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 “SYS” that provides
simplified views on Performance Schema, Information Schema, and other
Special thanks to the server optimizer team, server runtime team, and Mark
Leith. For Oracle DBAs MySQL SYS is similar to the V$ catalog views, and
MSSQL folks its like DMVs (Dynamic Management Views).

MySQL Workbench 6.1 includes:

* Improved drag and drop support in the Home screen and SQL Editor
* Visual Explain 2. The Visual Explain feature was revamped and is now
easier to read and interpret. You can also get the traditional tabular
explain output from within the same interface.
* Performance Dashboard. A graphical representation of some key statistics
from the server status, gives you a bird’s eye view of the status of key
server subsystems.
* For advanced users, Performance Schema Instrumentation. A GUI for
configuring the Performance Schema in detail, for advanced users.
* Performance Schema based reporting. Gives insight into the operation
of the server through many high-level reports.
* New query result view. Get more information about queries you execute,
such as information about the fields in your result set and key performance
statistics from your query (timing, index usage, number of rows scanned,
joins etc).
* Form Editor for resultsets. In addition to the result grid, you can now
edit records row by row in a form style editor.
* Table Inspector. Similar to the Schema Inspector, view detailed
information from tables. A streamlined interface for creating indexes is
also included.
* Support for the Windows accessibility API and Windows high contrast
color schemes. A new high contrast theme has been introduced.
* And more.

More than 60 enhancement requests and bugs reported by users have also been
addressed, providing performance, usability and stability improvements
across the board.

For the full list of bugs fixed in this revision, visit

For discussion, join the MySQL Workbench Forums:

Download MySQL Workbench 6.1.7 now, for Windows, Mac OS X 10.6+, Oracle
Linux 6, Fedora 20, Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 or sources,

In Windows, you can also use the integrated MySQL Installer to update
MySQL Workbench and other MySQL products.

Quick links:
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– Bugs:
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MySQL Release Team

  1. 6 Responses to “MySQL Workbench 6.1.7 GA has been released”

  2. Maybe also switch the download link on to 6.1?

    By Daniël van Eeden on Jun 30, 2014

  3. Uh! What happend to Visual Explain? It also shows a table in 6.1.7.

    By Laph on Jul 1, 2014

  4. I can’t find the 32bit DEB package for Ubuntu 14.04. Is it only in 64bit version or are you missing the link ?

    By Andrea on Jul 7, 2014

  5. The main link on your homepage still points to the 6.0 download page not the 6.1 page

    By James on Jul 10, 2014

  6. Hello,on my Windows 8 machine the “Visual Explain Current Statement” does not work. It only shows the textual explain statement.

    By Robert Baumgartner on Aug 5, 2014

  7. Pre-compiled Ubuntu 14.04 packages are now only provided in 64bit.

    By akojima on Aug 19, 2014

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