MySQL Workbench is a free software for visual database design for Windows PC. The tool provides developers with a complete set of visual tools for creating, editing and managing SQL queries, database connections and objects.
Using this utility, you can instantly design, manage and document MySQL database schemas with all the necessary tools placed in a convenient environment.
One of the key features of MySQL Workbench is its visual layout. After creating the required tables, you can generate ER diagrams to make connections easily. Also undeniable advantages are: synchronization and schema validation, reverse / forward engineering, syntax highlighting, error analysis when entering text, and code folding.
MySQL Workbench has a clean and well thought out interface. The workspace is divided into three parts: for SQL development, data modeling and server administration, respectively.
Features and benefits of MySQL Workbench
The ability to visualize the database model in a graphical form.
Possibility of a visual and functional mechanism for establishing links between tables with the creation of a link table.
Ability to restore the structure of tables from an existing database on the server.
Availability of a convenient SQL query editor that allows you to immediately send them to the server and receive a response in the form of a table.
The ability to edit data in the table in visual mode.
It is distributed free of charge.
It works fairly quickly and stably.
Changes in recent version
MySQL Workbench now uses Python 3 for functionality such as migration, scripting shell, administrative tasks, and its SQL IDE. MySQL Workbench also ensures that installations on macOS (10.15 and later) have a valid version of Python available rather than relying on an operating system to provide the necessary scripting language.