MySQL Workbench 5.2 introduced the SQL Editor facility. The SQL Editor
can be launched via various action items on the Home screen. It
can also be launched by selecting Database,
Query Database from the main menu, or by using
the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+U on
Windows, or Cmd+U on Mac OS X.
At this point you will be asked to select either a stored
connection or enter the details for a new connection. Once a
connection has been made to the server a new tab called
(schema) is displayed:
The main elements of the SQL Editor user interface are:
The Main Menu
SQL Statements Panel
Main Tabsheets (Overview, Output, History, Snippets, Results)
Each of these are described in more detail in the following sections.