MySQL Workbench 6.2.4 has been released

Dear MySQL users,

The MySQL developer tools team announces 6.2.4 as our maintenance release
for MySQL Workbench 6.2.

MySQL Workbench 6.2 is the new version for the official MySQL
graphical development tool.

MySQL Workbench 6.2 focuses on support for innovations released in MySQL
5.6 and MySQL 5.7 DMR (Development Release) as well as MySQL Fabric 1.5,
with features such as:

* A new spatial data viewer, allowing graphical views of result sets
containing GEOMETRY data and taking advantage of the new GIS
capabilities in MySQL 5.7.
* Support for new MySQL 5.7.4 SQL syntax and configuration options.
* Metadata Locks View shows the locks connections are blocked or waiting on.
* MySQL Fabric cluster connectivity – Browsing, view status, and connect
to any MySQL instance in a Fabric Cluster.
* MS Access migration Wizard – easily move to MySQL Databases.
Other significant usability improvements were made, aiming to raise
productivity for advanced and new users:

* Direct shortcut buttons to commonly used features in the schema tree.
* Improved results handling. Columns have better auto-sizing and their
widths are saved. Fonts can also be customized. Results “pinned” to
persist viewing data.
* A convenient Run SQL Script command to directly execute SQL scripts,
without loading them first.
* Database Modeling has been updated to allow changes to the formatting
of note objects and attached SQL scripts can now be included in forward
engineering and synchronization scripts.
* Integrated Visual Explain within the result set panel.
* Visual Explain drill down for large to very large explain plans.
* Shared SQL snippets in the SQL Editor, allowing multiple users to
share SQL code by storing it within a MySQL instance.
* And much more.

The list of provided binaries was updated and MySQL Workbench binaries
now available for:

* Windows 7 32 and 64bits
* Mac OS X Lion or newer
* Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 64bits
* Fedora 20 64bits
* Oracle Linux 6.5 64bits
* Oracle Linux 7 64bits
* Sources for building in other Linux distributions. Pre-compiled binaries
are no longer provided for 32bit Linux distributions, although users may
still download and build from sources.

Note: Workbench for Windows requires Visual C++ Redistributable for
Visual Studio 2013, which can be downloaded from:

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

For discussion, join the MySQL Workbench Forums:

Download MySQL Workbench 6.2.4 now, for Windows, Mac OS X 10.7+, Oracle
Linux 6 and 7, Fedora 20, Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 or sources,


10 thoughts on “MySQL Workbench 6.2.4 has been released”

  1. My son has been so excited for this new version. He’s very computer savvy and he uses SQL query tools all the time. I’m not very familiar with it myself, but my son insists that I should try it.

    Susan Hirst

  2. Great news! When can we download this newest version (6.2.4) from the edelivery? Currently just the 6.2.3 available from the commercial edition which doesn’t including “Metadata Locks View”. Thank you!

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