MySQL Workbench 5.2.33 GA Available

March 11, 2011 – 7:30 pm by tax

The MySQL developer tools team announces the next release of it’s flagship product, MySQL Workbench – version 5.2.33. This is a maintenance release only which corrects some problems we didn’t cover in last release. It contains fixes for 7 bugs or enhancement requests.

As always, we want to thank everyone for the great feedback we have received. This helps us to continuously improve the functionality and stability of MySQL Workbench – we appreciate all your ideas for improving 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

Johannes Taxacher

  1. 32 Responses to “MySQL Workbench 5.2.33 GA Available”

  2. I noticed that the file select button on the export dialog is missing in the last two minor versions. To export to CSV, I have to type the full path to the file.

    Sorry if this is not the right place to report this. Let me know if there’s someplace else I should report this bug.


    By Eric on Mar 11, 2011

  3. The changelog page doesn’t work! :(

    By dino on Mar 11, 2011

  4. Thnx a lot!!

    Minor note: 5.2.33 is still been marked as not released.

    By Sjaak on Mar 12, 2011

  5. The changelog for 5.2.33 you’re linking to says 5.2.33 is not yet released, and it lists no changelog entries.

    By Norbert Tretkowski on Mar 12, 2011

  6. new version helped me when could not open corrupted file, but when crashed again, the file cannot be opened again :(

    By sKopheK on Mar 12, 2011

  7. Hello,
    will there be a corresponding SE-Version, too?
    The WB-Version provided by
    still is 5.2.31.
    Best regards

    By Frank Hoffmann on Mar 13, 2011

  8. Hello,

    Thanks for all the great work on MySQL Workbench.

    In the last two minor versions, the file selector button has been missing from the Export To File dialog box. One must now input the path to the export file manually.

    Sorry if this is not the correct place to report a bug, but I have not found a more appropriate forum. Please let me know if I need to report this somewhere else.


    By Eric on Mar 14, 2011

  9. Thanks!

    By Bowlin on Mar 15, 2011

  10. I think when double clicking within the schema list should work as it did before.

    Now it seems only pressing the little arrows next to each item expands/collapses it rather than Double Clicking the whole thing as before.

    Was easier before… think this was introduced in 32 though?

    By Dominic Watson on Mar 16, 2011

  11. In the windows version the “find” function is disabled, unless you reach it from the “find and replace” panel. I mean if I press ctrl+f nothing happens, but if instead I press ctrl+shift+f, I can access the “find” guide.
    (Win 7 – 32 bit)

    By Rick on Mar 20, 2011

  12. Will not work on Server 2003 as it relies on “dwmapi.dll”. Already seems known about (,411474,411553#msg-411553) so have not filed a bug report.

    By Matthew on Mar 20, 2011

  13. It looks like its only been graphical improvements; usability on Linux still is miles away from anything really usable! It has gone on to reverse gear with the last two releases; so bad that I have gone back to navicat; killing myself with wine!

    By dino korah on Mar 23, 2011

  14. On startup I’m getting a floating point exception shortly after the splash screen appears. Then it quits.

    I’m getting this in Ubuntu 10.10 on a 64 bit CPU.

    By Dan on Mar 23, 2011

  15. Its disappointing that Workbench was released when it does not even have the features that older versions have. Import from MDB is missing. Import from CSV is not implemented. The Ctrl+F in WB installed in Win7 is buggy. To top it off, this mysql website won’t even allow a new user to register to report bugs.

    What happened to my favorite DB server? :(

    By Anonymous on Mar 28, 2011

  16. Hi,

    is there a reason that the SE releases are still at .31? I wanted to download the .33 today, but oracle-e-delivery as well as mysql customer page only show up .31;

    By KB on Mar 29, 2011

  17. This latest version of Workbench (5.2.33 rev 7506) looks great but crashes (disappears completely) almost every time I execute a Create Stored Procedure command. On the plus side, when I reopen it, it does remember my Query screens and I can then execute the command (using “select all” and “ctrl+shit+enter”).

    Running on Ubuntu 10.10 Kernel: 2.6.35-28-generic, Gnome: 2.32.0

    By Adrian Leishman on Mar 30, 2011

  18. Does not work on Windows Server 2008 R2!

    By Argun Ture on Mar 31, 2011

  19. Great!
    The last version 5.2.32 has some bugs, for example:
    unexpected error in workbench and error to save file and load .mwb file.
    I think that when the fault occurs the file is altered and damages it.
    here the error in the alert message box:

    Error unserialized GRT data
    Type mismatch: expected object of type db.mysql.Column, but got db.mysql.Table

    I hope these bugs has been to corrected in the 5.2.33 version.


    By Jose on Apr 7, 2011

  20. OK. Now I have a small but big complaint. Not about the application though.

    I downloaded this again (to a different machine) and the version number is different. Why not indicate that on the main screen? The “new” new version works much better than the “old” new version. This would have saved me hours of aggravation. DON’T change the download version without letting us know. This is very BASIC stuff.

    By Adrian Leishman on Apr 12, 2011

  21. What, MySQL WB now requires .NET 4.0 !?!?

    By Noone on Apr 15, 2011

  22. Version 5.2.33 is unusable when connecting to a database server hosting several hundreds of databases. Connecting times is up to 15 minutes. This happend in the early 5.2.20 releases, disappeared and now is back.

    Hopefully it gets fixed soon, otherwise I’ll stick with squirrelsql.

    By John on Apr 20, 2011

  23. Just upgraded to 5.2.33b Rev 7508 on Windows. First impression was nice, kept my saved connections even though I had to wipe out the old version completely and reinstall twice.

    Like the improved color scheme in sql code.

    One problem (lost feature), is the tabs now say “SQL File #” instead of the filename.

    Hope this can be fixed.


    By Steve on Apr 21, 2011

  24. What useless rubbish is this. I installed a fresh copy and tried to connect and it keeps throwing up SSH tunneling error. Why the hell it needs SSH to connect to SSH. BAD BAD BAD design. Tried out every single possible solution that i could find on internet but no use. Was trying on Win XP SP3

    By Akshay on Apr 27, 2011

  25. Thanks a lot. I am looking for a like this tool and find it.

    By Rimpe on Apr 30, 2011

  26. Dude. Check your grammar.

    “the next release of it’s flagship product”

    possessive its, not contraction it’s.
    It’s embarrassing.

    By Dude on May 3, 2011

  27. i’ve got error message
    “unable to find a version of this runtime to run this application”, can give me info to solve it?


    By Andri on May 8, 2011

  28. Great update! BUT its dependant upon the DWMAPI.DLL that only exists on Vista !


    By itch on May 10, 2011

  29. Version 5.2.33 on my ubuntu 11.04 starts but it doesn’t show all menu command I found in previous versions.
    Binary of ubuntu version are smaller then Fedora or Suse binary.
    Is there a problem in .deb?

    By dbazza on May 12, 2011

  30. Any updates on WB?

    By Jack Tanner on May 14, 2011

  31. I’m trying to use the forward engineering option, however problem is I get no option at all, I’m using Ubuntu 11.04 and latest version from Workbench (5.2.33b) it may be due to version mismatch (current version from Workbench is for Ubuntu 10.10, there has been no 11.04 released version yet) does anyone have seen this problem too?

    By Juan Alpízar on May 15, 2011

  32. Confirmed the bug that export is bow missing the button to select to full file path.

    Also queries that aren’t supposed to return any rows (INSERT, DELETE, START SLAVE, …) does not open any result tab (-> don’t know if query has run or not). It would be nice to open a related tab with the status of the query.

    Both are very annoying.

    Otherwise, pretty happy of the change where now each query open related result tab ! Way more practical than the “pin” each query solution.

    By Az Erty on May 17, 2011

  33. It works great but I cannot print the eer diagram under Ubuntu 11+. I select the Diagram but nothing comes up under file to print.

    Any ideas?


    By Theo van tratum on May 25, 2011

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