MySQL Workbench 5.2.35 GA Available

The MySQL Developer Tools team is proud to announce the next release of it’s flagship product, MySQL Workbench, version 5.2.35. This is the next maintenance release containing 29 bug fixes as well as new feature additions. We also updated the supported platforms to include most recent editions of Fedora and Ubuntu Linux.

MySQL Workbench 5.2.35 now supports the Native Windows Authentication Method – available in the commercial MySQL server product – and the creation of user accounts utilizing this new authentication method.

For the PHP developers out there, Workbench now also comes with a new set of plugins to turn SQL Queries into PHP code to be put right into your scripts.

A big “Thank You” again to everyone for the large amount of feedback and ideas we have received on how to further improve and extend MySQL Workbench. We are continuously working on improving the functionality and stability of 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

31 thoughts on “MySQL Workbench 5.2.35 GA Available”

  1. @akojima Just a windows dialog saying the program is stop working.

    But, I fixed. Looks like this version (5.2.35) has less .dll files than 5.2.34 version. Copying the files msvcp100.dll and msvcr100.dll from the old version fix the problem.

    This files are in the 5.2.34-no-install but not in 5.2.35-no-install package:

  2. Me too, couldn’t launch in Win7x64-SP1. Permission problems with folder “C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Workbench 5.2 CE\python\site-packages\pysqlite2”. Made it fully accessible for users and the workbench worked again.

  3. I’m getting the same failures as luistar15 above, but have both the 32bit and 64bit MSVC versions installed.
    Initially I just installed the x86(32bit) version only, with the same result.

    Running it from the command line are get the following error messages :

    c:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Workbench 5.2 CE>
    Unhandled Exception: System.AccessViolationException: Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other
    memory is corrupt.
    at wb.WBContextUI.init(WBContextUI* , WBFrontendCallbacks* , WBOptions* )
    at MySQL.Workbench.WbContext.init(AppImpl application, WbOptions options, VoidStrUIFormDelegate create_main_form_view)
    at MySQL.GUI.Workbench.Program.Main(String[] Args)

    Am running 64bit WIndows 7 SP1 :

    c:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Workbench 5.2 CE>ver

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]

    Will try the earlier release.

  4. Cant click on many of my servers under Server Administration.

    Error Starting 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

  5. I’m having the same problem here.
    But only on 1 computer.

    One Computer is a laptop running Win7 (64bit)
    when connecting to server it works.
    (has another mysql server locally installed also) (workbench installed august 2011)

    Other computer is towerPC running Win7 (64bit)
    when connecting to the same server it does NOT work.
    (does not have a local mysql server) (workbench installed september 2011)

    Think it is very strange.


  6. I get the same error:
    “Error Starting 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”

    Funny thing is it worked fine until I reinstalled my development OS.

    Devel. OS: Win 7 X64
    MySQL server is on Centos 5.4 / MySQL 5.0.84

  7. It’s not working for me. I can’t run the application. It only says that the installation is successful, but it doesn’t open when I click it.

    At first, I can’t even install it because it says that my msvcr100d-dll is missing. I downloaded something so that I can install it but then it doesn’t work.

    What should I do? Thank you

  8. Hello, everyone i wanna to know could we Query from Java Desktop Application to MySQL workbench 5.1.52.
    if we can then please help me out ? Java Application in windows in Netbeans IDE and mysql workbench in Linux Fedora.? if this is not possible kindly tell me the reason? and alternative of this? Please Help??

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