FAQ – General

MySQL Workbench FAQ Listing

This is a collection of the questions that have been asked frequently.

General Questions

Q.1: What is MySQL Workbench?

MySQL Workbench is a visual database design tool that is developed by MySQL. It is the successor application of the DBDesigner4 project.

Q.2: I have a question that is not answered on this page, what should I do?

Please ask your question on the Workbench forum. If you do not get an answer there try posting your questions on the IRC channel. If the same question is asked by several people we will add it here.

Q.3: What does OSS mean and why are there different editions of MySQL Workbench?

OSS stands for Open Source Software and means that source code is available under a license such as the GPL. To learn more about the different MySQL Workbench Editions please check the corresponding FAQ section and the About section.

Q.4: Is MySQL Workbench available in my native language?

The first release of MySQL Workbench will be English only. We are going to add many more languages in future releases but for the first release we want to focus on getting the English version out before adding new dependencies. If you want to contribute to the project by helping to translate Workbench into your native language please let us know after the 5.0 release.

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