MySQL Workbench 5.2.34 GA Available

May 26, 2011 – 12:07 am by tax

The MySQL Developer Tools team is pleased to announce the next release of it’s flagship product, MySQL Workbench, version 5.2.34. This is a maintenance release containing 100 bug fixes; ranging from stability improvements on all supported platforms – including some that prevented startup in certain environments – to minor but significant usability corrections.

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. 21 Responses to “MySQL Workbench 5.2.34 GA Available”

  2. compiling … :) (openSUSE 11.4 64bit) Thank you!!!

    By xavier on May 26, 2011

  3. gud job

    By Adeel on May 26, 2011

  4. when will we get graphical query design/builder tool?

    By nostrad on May 26, 2011

  5. This new version will be soon available in official repository for
    fedora 15:
    fedora 14:

    Also available for fedora >= 12 in remi repository:

    By Remi on May 28, 2011

  6. Hello !

    The previous MySQL tools – Administrator had had a very useful Scheduler. Where is that scheduler in this Workbench ? There are plugins that have replaced this functionality ?

    If the answer is not – please add this scheduler backup to Workbench functionality !

    Thanks !

    There was useful commands in previous Administrator Backup/restore using the same name of file in the back-up, stored, and date in the file name,

    By Valentin Badea on May 30, 2011

  7. Thank you so much! This version is much faster than the previous 2. Great job, people!

    By PnzrDrgoon on Jun 7, 2011

  8. Wouldn’t it be great if you could select the DB to restore to when using the restore from single file. I do a lot of testing with client data and restore their data to local machinery but restore to `test1`, `test2` etc based on ctriteria. With the Old mysql admin gui it was a matter of selecting the DB to restore to. Haven’t found this on Workbench yet. Am I just blind or is it not there yet?

    Tom Turney

    By Tom Turney on Jun 8, 2011

  9. The workbench’s SQL editor has the Find grayed out, deactivated.
    I’ve searching the bug list and found Bug#56898, which was supposedly already fixed in version 5.2.31 (
    However, I’m using 5.2.34 and Find remains out of service.
    Is there a fix for this?
    Error checking of large scripts is very annoying because of this.

    By José Farinha on Jun 21, 2011

  10. Thanks for this great piece of software!

    By Ivar on Jun 30, 2011

  11. I would like a feature that enables editing of snippets. I really don’t want to create a new snippet and delete the old one.
    The snippets is a very useful feature that could easily be enhanced.


    By Jan K. Legind on Jul 5, 2011

  12. Thanks for making this a dependancy hell on SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 !

    You could have done it in qt you know.

    By Sarge on Jul 13, 2011

  13. Any release for Windows 7 64 bits…..????

    By Debabrata Biswas on Jul 14, 2011

  14. hi, i’m trying to edit data using the live editing tabsheet functionality mentioned here

    it’s a nice feature but problem is there are like 20 columns in my table and i would just like to edit data on specific columns only. was hoping for something like:

    EDIT column1,column2 from db.table where … to get only interested columns back to edit but that didn’t work.

    Is this possible to do in workbench?

    By david on Aug 6, 2011

  15. Hey, It’s said that 64-bit versions of Workbench is available, but anywhere I try to download the names and information declare versions to be for 32-bit machines. How am I supposed to handle this challenge? Do I just use the 32-bit versions or is there some information I have missed?

    By Tom Eldegard on Aug 7, 2011

  16. The Views on EER Diagrams leave a lot to be desired. They should populate after entering the code section. Even better it would be to be able to create them by choosing the tables that make them up as a first step, with further tuning available on the bottom dialogs (Code/Privileges). I don’t know if a set of graphical representations to show a view and it’s related tables exists, but it would also be nice to have such a feature.

    Finally, is there a place where development of future features is being discussed in the open?


    By Jose on Aug 9, 2011

  17. Hey folks,

    could somebody be so nice and build a amd-64 .deb package for Ubuntu 11.04 (and maybe 11.10 coming soon)?

    I’m simply not tough enough to do this ‘build thing’ myself on my machine and really miss Workbench since setting up a new 11.04 OS.

    Unfortunatelly I can’t install the 10.10 package, the installer says something like the package is not well formed.

    Can anyone help? Thanks for the support,


    By HQuadrat on Aug 19, 2011

  18. 64-bit specific versions of Workbench are available for Linux. Windows and Mac OS X can use the 32-bit versions without problems.

    By akojima on Sep 7, 2011

  19. Same error here when trying to start Workbench Administrator:
    QueryError: Error executing ‘You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘plugins’ at line 1′
    show plugins.
    SQL Error: 1064

    By dragos on Oct 26, 2011

  20. hi dragos,
    this is a problem that appears when connecting to 5.0 servers, please check the corresponding bug-report for a workaround.

    By tax on Oct 28, 2011

  21. Hi everyone,

    has anyone tried 6.1.7 on opensuse 13.1? It is being showed in unstable releases now. Has any one any idea. You can find it here:


    By Asad Ali on Dec 18, 2014

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