To reverse engineer using a create script, choose the
Reverse Engineer MySQL Create Script...
menu items. This opens a file open dialog box with the default
file type set to an SQL script file, a file with the extension
You can create a data definition (DDL) script by executing the
--no-data option ensures that the
script contains only DDL statements. However, if you are working
with a script that also contains DML statements you need not
remove them; they will be ignored.
If you plan to redesign a database within MySQL Workbench and then
export the changes, be sure to retain a copy of the original DDL
script. You will need the original script to create an
ALTER script. For more information, see
Section 126.96.36.199.2, “Altering a Schema”.
--databases option with
mysqldump if you wish to create the database as
well as all its objects. If there is no
statement in your
script file, you must import the database objects into an existing
schema or, if there is no schema, a new unnamed schema is created.
If your script creates a database, MySQL Workbench creates a new
physical schemata tab on the
MySQL Model page.
Any database objects may be imported from a script file in this fashion: tables, views, routines, and routine groups. Any indexes, keys, and constraints are also imported. Objects imported using an SQL script can be manipulated within MySQL Workbench the same as other objects.
Before exiting, be sure to save the schema. Choose the
File, Save menu item
and the reverse-engineered database will be saved as a MySQL
Workbench file with the extension
See Section 7.8.1, “Importing a Data Definition SQL Script”, for a tutorial on
reverse engineering the