Chapter 27 MySQL Workbench

MySQL Workbench provides a graphical tool for working with MySQL Servers and databases. MySQL Workbench fully supports MySQL Server versions 5.1 and above. It is also compatible with MySQL Server 5.0, but not every feature of 5.0 may be supported. It does not support MySQL Server versions 4.x.

The following discussion briefly describes MySQL Workbench capabilities. For more information, see the MySQL Workbench manual, available at

MySQL Workbench provides five main areas of functionality:

MySQL Workbench is available in two editions, the Community Edition and the Commercial Edition. The Community Edition is available free of charge. The Commercial Edition provides additional Enterprise features, such as database documentation generation, at low cost.