This section documents all changes and bug fixes applied since the release of 5.0.13beta.
Workbench Improvements in this Version
A System Information menu option has been added to the Help menu. This option displays information about your system that is useful when reporting a big.
A Fit Objects to Contents option has been added under the Arrange menu option. This option expands an object on an EER diagram. For example, if a table has a long column name that is not fully displayed, using this menu option will expand the table making the column name visible.
Expand All and Collapse
All menu options have been added under the
Arrange menu. The Expand
All option expands all objects on an EER. This option
will display a table's columns if the object notation supports
expansion. Indexes will not automatically be expanded unless
they were previously expanded and have been collapsed using the
Collapse All menu option. Some object
notations, such as
Classic, do not permit
expansion or contraction. Collapse All undoes
the operation performed by Expand All.
The GRT inspector has been improved to support new types. Namely:
This makes it much easier to change object properties manually. Multiple selection support has also been improved—you can easily change a value for several selected objects at once.
An Export as SVG menu option has been added under the File, Export menu option.
Because of serious performance and display issues Workbench no
longer uses Mesa. For those users who don't have native OpenGL
support, Workbench now uses the Windows GDI API. The command
line switch for using this mode is
-swrendering. For more information about
running Workbench from the command line see
When exporting an SQL CREATE script it was possible to create two tables in the same schema with the same name. (Bug #34668)
After placing related tables on an EER diagram and then removing them using the Undo menu option, the connection lines between related tables no longer showed up. (Bug #34601)
When choosing the Export as PNG menu option
the file dialogue box file type was
PNG. The same was
true for Export as singlePage PDF and
Export as singlePage PS. The default is now
the appropriate file type.
If there was a relationship between table
B and also one between table
B and table
connection lines appeared on top of each other. Connection lines
now appear attached at the related columns.
When there were multiple tables with long identifiers the
Physical Schemata section of the
MySQL Model page was messy. Table names were
obscured and sometimes overlapped. Also, the position of the
Add Table icon was not optimal. Now the space
between table names is adjusted to the largest entry and the
Add Table icon is fixed in the upper left
When returning to the
SQL Export Filter page
after using the Back button, filters were
no longer selected. Selections now persist.
The export filters were applied more than once when forward
engineering an SQL
CREATE script. This
happened if you exported the script after using the
Back button on the
When the object notation was Workbench Classic the width of a table on an EER diagram could not be less than the widest column. If there was an enum column with many options, this made for a disproportionately wide table. Table width can now be less than the widest column. (Bug #34496)
When multiple objects on an EER diagram were selected and deleted, Workbench crashed. This happened when both connections and tables were selected. (Bug #34434)
Setting a column to
AUTO_INCREMENT caused the
application to crash.
It was reported that you could not add a primary key to a table
imported from a MySQL
CREATE script. This was
not true but did highlight the fact that the method for adding a
primary key was not obvious. Now, in addition to adding a
primary key by double-clicking the icon to the left of a column
in the table editor view, you can also add a primary key by
PRIMARY KEY check box in the
Column Details section of the table editor.
When using the menu option Generate Schema Diff Report an exception was thrown. A new tree-less version of the Diff report plugin resolves this problem. (Bug #34396)
Users failed to be created when exporting an SQL
When a table's
expanded property was set to
0, the connection line between related
tables, appeared at a diagonal orientation. A connection line is
now docked on the sides of a table even when the
expanded property is set to
Copying a table from the
MySQL Model page to
an EER diagram canvas created a duplicate table with the same
name as the original. This table did not show up in the
Catalog palette or in the appropriate schema
Physical Schemata section of the
MySQL Model page.
Creating a new foreign key did not update an EER diagram. An EER diagram is now updated immediately. (Bug #34206)
When there were many tables on an EER diagram, constant screen refreshing made the application unusable. The performance of the software rendering mode has been improved. (Bug #33646)
A table with many columns did not display properly. When the table was expanded on an EER diagram it was impossible to scroll down and view all the columns. Improved rendering has helped solve this problem. However, for very large tables you may have to increase the size of an EER. To do this use the Model, Diagram Size ... menu option. (Bug #33367)
When changing the foreign key column of a table on an EER diagram, the foreign key did not change color and Workbench crashed when attempting to save the MWB file. The application no longer crashes and the foreign key is updated. (Bug #33139)
It was not possible to resize a table that used the
Workbench (Default) object notation. This was
problematic for a number of reasons:
Long table names make the table very wide.
Column definitions that are long relative to the table name, are truncated.
Even if you trimmed column names using the
Diagram tab of the
Options the names were sometimes truncated bled
over the table border.
This has been corrected. (Bug #32981)
When there were two schemata and two EER diagrams tables did not show up on the EER diagram if tables from different schemata were added to different EER diagrams. This was caused by defective software rendering. (Bug #32588)
When forward engineering to a live database, objects not
selected on the
Select Objects page were
still created. This applied to tables, routines, and users.
It was not possible to drag or resize tables on an EER diagram.
Tables can now be manually resized. To revert a table to
automatic sizing use the
Property palette and
The display turned black when the application was resized. This
happened when viewing the
MySQL Model page or
when viewing an EER diagram.