MySQL Workbench is an advanced tool designed to assist with database design and administration. It can also be used for forward and reverse engineering, query building and performance optimization – and is free and cross-platform tool with support for various operating systems.
Step one of using MySQL Workbench is connecting to a DB server by clicking the + icon at the left of your window.
Creating a new database
If you need to create a database quickly, use MySQL Workbench GUI. It works similarly to creating one programmatically; just remember to specify its name using CREATE DATABASE statement instead. When creating new database with this method, enter this syntax:
Once a database has been created, tables and other objects can be added easily either using the GUI or command line. To accomplish this task, select your database before clicking on its ‘i’ icon for additional details about it; this will reveal its “Database” menu which displays any newly-created databases as well as offering you the option to delete them by simply selecting “Drop Now” within its popup window.
Step two is connecting MySQL Workbench to your database server. You can do so by clicking File => New Model in MySQL Workbench, selecting Database & Schema as options in File => New Model Menu, choosing Database from Database menu then Schema tab from Schema menu before testing connection using Test Connection button and closing Database Tab after opening Main Window window.
When you’re ready to add data to a table, click the Edit Table button on the right side of your screen. This will open a new window allowing you to modify its structure: changing column names or removing existing ones; as well as altering its charset and collation settings.
Previous versions of MySQL Workbench featured a button on its home page which led directly to table data entry; in its current form however, users must first navigate through to mydb Tab before finding their way to database table data entry section.
As soon as you create a model in MySQL Workbench, it will contain the mydb schema by default. If you’re using MySQL Workbench for development purposes, forward engineering the model onto the live database server is easy and efficient. Once created, tables can be added quickly while exploring its schema using Physical Schemas panel.
Creating a new schema
MySQL Workbench is an interactive graphical database development and design tool used for modeling, configuring, designing and creating databases. Additionally, it supports MySQL backup/restoration using interactive graphics. Available across various operating systems (Mac OS X, Linux/Unix and Windows), features include query editor, object browser and EER diagram that make this an indispensable resource for database administrators, developers architects and designers.
Once you have downloaded and installed MySQL Workbench, launch it and choose your database server from the Welcome Window list. In the left pane of the Window select your database name then click “Create Schema” which will create a model of it in its entirety. After creating it you can access it via Object Panel by pressing Refresh All. Furthermore you can add tables or views as necessary.
MySQL Workbench’s user-friendly graphical interface offers users an effortless database editing environment. Its SQL Editor enables them to edit and optimize queries as well as perform schema modifications easily, while offering various visual tools such as autocompletion, syntax highlighting in different colors, execution history tracking and reuse snippets of SQL statements.
MySQL Workbench’s import/export functionality makes the task of data import/export easier than ever. To import, expand a database, right-click, select Table Data Import Wizard, follow its steps, create a table containing imported data that you can then edit by editing its name or other settings before exporting in various formats.
When creating a new schema, it is crucial that it has the appropriate privileges for its user. For instance, they should possess database admin and schema admin privileges so they can create, modify, and delete tables without issue – as this ensures a more secure database as unauthorized users will not gain entry. Furthermore, passwords must be strong so as to be undeciphered or brute-forced without difficulty.
Creating a new user
MySQL Workbench is a free tool designed to assist users in managing MySQL databases. This visual utility enables them to add new user accounts, manage privileges, view profiles and expire passwords; export/import data/schemas between databases; support for various operating systems including Linux/Windows/Mac; user friendly; easy development/management features of database development/management etc.
Once MySQL Workbench has been set up, you can start connecting with the MySQL server by clicking on the plus sign (+). When connected, your screen will switch over to its main workspace which includes various panels designed to serve different purposes; at the top are your file and edit menus while other panels help facilitate performing different tasks throughout.
To create a new user in MySQL, first log in as either the root account or with another user who has permission to create new users. Next, run this SQL command: SELECT name FROM USER_ADMINISTRATION_USER_PRIVILEGES and this will display all users and their privileges; to add one yourself simply replace user_name with your chosen username and host_name with that of your database server’s hostname (if you prefer an anonymous login option, use “%wildcardhostname”)
Once you’ve created a new user, the Administration – Users and Privileges tab makes assigning privileges easy. Here you will see a list of user accounts associated with the active MySQL connection – each represented by a vertical box showing user name and hostname; selecting one will reveal more details via tabs such as Login Detail or Administrative Roles.
Once you’ve defined a user role, click the Schema Privileges tab to set schema privileges for that user role. From there you can select from several privileges like CREATE, DELETE and INSERT and restrict or grant them access to specific databases or schemas.
Creating a new connection
The MySQL Workbench application enables users to manipulate database tables and run SQL scripts. It also features a separate window for setting up user IDs and assigning privileges, tracking all activity in the database, showing event logs and monitoring all event-driven applications running on both Windows and Mac OS X platforms and supporting multiple storage engines such as InnoDB and MyISAM for speed and reliability.
This program boasts many features designed to make its use simple for newcomers, including an integrated query editor and automatic SQL script generator. Furthermore, its results of queries can be displayed across multiple tabs at once and instantly rerun old queries instantly. Furthermore, you can create Entity Relationship Models (EER) from existing databases or SQL scripts by importing/exporting data, creating Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD), creating Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD), visualizing spatial and geometry data through Spatial View Panels as well as connecting directly to MySQL Server via SSH network connections.
Once MySQL Workbench has been installed on your computer, open it up to begin configuring new connections. Clicking the plus sign next to “MySQL Connections” in the Home tab opens a window with several settings – for instance “Connection Name”, where you enter a name to identify later; “Connection Type”, where TCP/IP connections require you to input host name, port number, username/password details as well as their respective hostname/port number and username/password details before attempting any TCP/IP connection; default port number being 3306.
After creating a new connection, it is time to add the databases you wish to work with. The “Object Browser” in the left pane shows a list of databases which you can expand and view related objects such as tables or views. Furthermore, this object browser also contains details regarding table structure and columns while you can also opt to show performance columns showing data in KBMBGB amounts.