16.5.7. SQL Editor

MySQL Workbench 5.2 introduced the SQL Editor facility. The SQL Editor can be launched using various action items on the Home screen. It can also be launched by selecting Database, Query Database from the main menu, or by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+U on Windows, or Cmd+U on Mac OS X. At this point you will be asked to select either a stored connection or enter the details for a new connection. Once a connection has been made to the server a new tab called SQL Editor (schema) is displayed:

Figure 16.27. SQL Editor

SQL Editor

The main elements of the SQL Editor user interface are:

  • The Main Menu

  • Toolbar

  • SQL Query Panel

  • Main Tabsheets (Overview, Output, History, Snippets, Results)

  • Sidebar

Each of these are described in more detail in the following sections.

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