MySQL Workbench 5.2.34 GA Available

The MySQL Developer Tools team is pleased to announce the next release of it’s flagship product, MySQL Workbench, version 5.2.34. This is a maintenance release containing 100 bug fixes; ranging from stability improvements on all supported platforms – including some that prevented startup in certain environments – to minor but significant usability corrections.

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.  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 – 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

21 thoughts on “MySQL Workbench 5.2.34 GA Available”

  1. Hello !

    The previous MySQL tools – Administrator had had a very useful Scheduler. Where is that scheduler in this Workbench ? There are plugins that have replaced this functionality ?

    If the answer is not – please add this scheduler backup to Workbench functionality !

    Thanks !

    There was useful commands in previous Administrator Backup/restore using the same name of file in the back-up, stored, and date in the file name,

  2. Thank you so much! This version is much faster than the previous 2. Great job, people!

  3. Wouldn’t it be great if you could select the DB to restore to when using the restore from single file. I do a lot of testing with client data and restore their data to local machinery but restore to `test1`, `test2` etc based on ctriteria. With the Old mysql admin gui it was a matter of selecting the DB to restore to. Haven’t found this on Workbench yet. Am I just blind or is it not there yet?

    Tom Turney

  4. The workbench’s SQL editor has the Find grayed out, deactivated.
    I’ve searching the bug list and found Bug#56898, which was supposedly already fixed in version 5.2.31 (
    However, I’m using 5.2.34 and Find remains out of service.
    Is there a fix for this?
    Error checking of large scripts is very annoying because of this.

  5. I would like a feature that enables editing of snippets. I really don’t want to create a new snippet and delete the old one.
    The snippets is a very useful feature that could easily be enhanced.


  6. Thanks for making this a dependancy hell on SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 !

    You could have done it in qt you know.

  7. hi, i’m trying to edit data using the live editing tabsheet functionality mentioned here

    it’s a nice feature but problem is there are like 20 columns in my table and i would just like to edit data on specific columns only. was hoping for something like:

    EDIT column1,column2 from db.table where … to get only interested columns back to edit but that didn’t work.

    Is this possible to do in workbench?

  8. Hey, It’s said that 64-bit versions of Workbench is available, but anywhere I try to download the names and information declare versions to be for 32-bit machines. How am I supposed to handle this challenge? Do I just use the 32-bit versions or is there some information I have missed?

    1. 64-bit specific versions of Workbench are available for Linux. Windows and Mac OS X can use the 32-bit versions without problems.

  9. The Views on EER Diagrams leave a lot to be desired. They should populate after entering the code section. Even better it would be to be able to create them by choosing the tables that make them up as a first step, with further tuning available on the bottom dialogs (Code/Privileges). I don’t know if a set of graphical representations to show a view and it’s related tables exists, but it would also be nice to have such a feature.

    Finally, is there a place where development of future features is being discussed in the open?


  10. Hey folks,

    could somebody be so nice and build a amd-64 .deb package for Ubuntu 11.04 (and maybe 11.10 coming soon)?

    I’m simply not tough enough to do this ‘build thing’ myself on my machine and really miss Workbench since setting up a new 11.04 OS.

    Unfortunatelly I can’t install the 10.10 package, the installer says something like the package is not well formed.

    Can anyone help? Thanks for the support,


  11. Same error here when trying to start Workbench Administrator:
    QueryError: Error executing ‘You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘plugins’ at line 1′
    show plugins.
    SQL Error: 1064

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