In this area, you can enter SQL statements directly. The statements entered can be saved to a file or snippet for later use. At any point, you can also execute the statements you have entered.
To save a snippet of code entered into the SQL Query panel,
Save SQL to Snippets List icon in
the Snippets panel, enter a name
(optional), and click OK. The snippet can
be inserted into the SQL Query panel at any time by
double-clicking the snippet in the SQL Snippets panel.
SELECT query will display the
associated result set in the SQL View panel, directly below the
SQL Query panel. These cells are editable if MySQL Workbench is able
to determine how, as for example they are editable if a Primary
or Unique key exists within the result set. If not, MySQL Workbench
will display a "read-only" icon at the bottom-right corner of
the SQL View panel, and hovering the mouse cursor over this icon
will provide a hint as to why it's not editable.
To quickly enter the name of a table, view, or column, double-click the item in the Schemata Palette. The item name will be inserted into the SQL Query panel.