MySQL Workbench 5.2.33 GA Available

The MySQL developer tools team announces the next release of it’s flagship product, MySQL Workbench – version 5.2.33. This is a maintenance release only which corrects some problems we didn’t cover in last release. It contains fixes for 7 bugs or enhancement requests.

As always, we want to thank everyone for the great feedback we have received. This helps us to continuously improve the functionality and stability of MySQL Workbench – we appreciate all your ideas for improving MySQL Workbench.ย  Please keep sending us your ideas!

MySQL Workbench 5.2 GA

  • Data Modeling
  • Query (replaces the old MySQL Query Browser)
  • Administration (replaces the old MySQL Administrator)

Please get your copy from our Download site. Sources and binary packages are available for several platforms, including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Workbench Documentation can be found here.

In addition to the new Query/SQL Development and Administration modules, version 5.2 features improved stability and performance โ€“ especially in Windows, where OpenGL support has been enhanced and the UI was optimized to offer better responsiveness.
This release also includes improvements to the scripting capabilities of the SQL Editor. You can read more about it in

For a detailed list of resolved issues, see the change log.

If you need any additional info or help please get in touch with us.

Post in our forums, leave comments on our blog pages or if you want to talk to us directly you can visit us on our IRC channel #workbench on

– The MySQL Workbench Team

32 thoughts on “MySQL Workbench 5.2.33 GA Available”

  1. I noticed that the file select button on the export dialog is missing in the last two minor versions. To export to CSV, I have to type the full path to the file.

    Sorry if this is not the right place to report this. Let me know if there’s someplace else I should report this bug.


  2. Hello,

    Thanks for all the great work on MySQL Workbench.

    In the last two minor versions, the file selector button has been missing from the Export To File dialog box. One must now input the path to the export file manually.

    Sorry if this is not the correct place to report a bug, but I have not found a more appropriate forum. Please let me know if I need to report this somewhere else.


  3. I think when double clicking within the schema list should work as it did before.

    Now it seems only pressing the little arrows next to each item expands/collapses it rather than Double Clicking the whole thing as before.

    Was easier before… think this was introduced in 32 though?

  4. In the windows version the “find” function is disabled, unless you reach it from the “find and replace” panel. I mean if I press ctrl+f nothing happens, but if instead I press ctrl+shift+f, I can access the “find” guide.
    (Win 7 – 32 bit)

  5. It looks like its only been graphical improvements; usability on Linux still is miles away from anything really usable! It has gone on to reverse gear with the last two releases; so bad that I have gone back to navicat; killing myself with wine!

  6. On startup I’m getting a floating point exception shortly after the splash screen appears. Then it quits.

    I’m getting this in Ubuntu 10.10 on a 64 bit CPU.

  7. Its disappointing that Workbench was released when it does not even have the features that older versions have. Import from MDB is missing. Import from CSV is not implemented. The Ctrl+F in WB installed in Win7 is buggy. To top it off, this mysql website won’t even allow a new user to register to report bugs.

    What happened to my favorite DB server? ๐Ÿ™

  8. Hi,

    is there a reason that the SE releases are still at .31? I wanted to download the .33 today, but oracle-e-delivery as well as mysql customer page only show up .31;

  9. This latest version of Workbench (5.2.33 rev 7506) looks great but crashes (disappears completely) almost every time I execute a Create Stored Procedure command. On the plus side, when I reopen it, it does remember my Query screens and I can then execute the command (using “select all” and “ctrl+shit+enter”).

    Running on Ubuntu 10.10 Kernel: 2.6.35-28-generic, Gnome: 2.32.0

  10. Great!
    The last version 5.2.32 has some bugs, for example:
    unexpected error in workbench and error to save file and load .mwb file.
    I think that when the fault occurs the file is altered and damages it.
    here the error in the alert message box:

    Error unserialized GRT data
    Type mismatch: expected object of type db.mysql.Column, but got db.mysql.Table

    I hope these bugs has been to corrected in the 5.2.33 version.


  11. OK. Now I have a small but big complaint. Not about the application though.

    I downloaded this again (to a different machine) and the version number is different. Why not indicate that on the main screen? The “new” new version works much better than the “old” new version. This would have saved me hours of aggravation. DON’T change the download version without letting us know. This is very BASIC stuff.

  12. Version 5.2.33 is unusable when connecting to a database server hosting several hundreds of databases. Connecting times is up to 15 minutes. This happend in the early 5.2.20 releases, disappeared and now is back.

    Hopefully it gets fixed soon, otherwise I’ll stick with squirrelsql.

  13. Just upgraded to 5.2.33b Rev 7508 on Windows. First impression was nice, kept my saved connections even though I had to wipe out the old version completely and reinstall twice.

    Like the improved color scheme in sql code.

    One problem (lost feature), is the tabs now say “SQL File #” instead of the filename.

    Hope this can be fixed.


  14. What useless rubbish is this. I installed a fresh copy and tried to connect and it keeps throwing up SSH tunneling error. Why the hell it needs SSH to connect to SSH. BAD BAD BAD design. Tried out every single possible solution that i could find on internet but no use. Was trying on Win XP SP3

  15. Dude. Check your grammar.

    “the next release of itโ€™s flagship product”

    possessive its, not contraction it’s.
    It’s embarrassing.

  16. Version 5.2.33 on my ubuntu 11.04 starts but it doesn’t show all menu command I found in previous versions.
    Binary of ubuntu version are smaller then Fedora or Suse binary.
    Is there a problem in .deb?

  17. I’m trying to use the forward engineering option, however problem is I get no option at all, I’m using Ubuntu 11.04 and latest version from Workbench (5.2.33b) it may be due to version mismatch (current version from Workbench is for Ubuntu 10.10, there has been no 11.04 released version yet) does anyone have seen this problem too?

  18. Confirmed the bug that export is bow missing the button to select to full file path.

    Also queries that aren’t supposed to return any rows (INSERT, DELETE, START SLAVE, …) does not open any result tab (-> don’t know if query has run or not). It would be nice to open a related tab with the status of the query.

    Both are very annoying.

    Otherwise, pretty happy of the change where now each query open related result tab ! Way more practical than the “pin” each query solution.

  19. It works great but I cannot print the eer diagram under Ubuntu 11+. I select the Diagram but nothing comes up under file to print.

    Any ideas?


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