The SQL Editor can be launched by clicking a connection tile on
Home window, or by selecting Database,
Connect to Database... from the main
menu, or by using the keyboard shortcut Control+U
on Windows, or Command+U on Mac OS X. At this
point, you will be asked to either select a stored connection or
enter the details for a new connection. After a connection has
been made to the server, a new tab called SQL Editor
(schema) is displayed.
The SQL Editor user interface, like most MySQL Workbench pages, has these main elements:
SQL Query Panel
Navigator sidebar - with Management, Instance, Performance, and Schema views
Togglable Sidebar panels on the left (Navigator), right (SQL Additions), and bottom (Output)
Auto-completion (in the Main Menu)
The following sections describe each of these elements.