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The MySQL Workbench toolbar is located immediately below the menu bar. Click the tools in the toolbar to perform the following actions:

  • The new document icon: Creates a new document

  • The folder icon: Opens a MySQL Workbench file (mwb extension)

  • The save icon: Saves the current MySQL Workbench project

  • The right and left arrows: The left arrow performs an Undo operation. The right arrow performs a Redo operation.

Other tools appear on the toolbar depending upon the context. Tool-Specific Toolbar Items

When an EER diagram canvas is selected, the following icons appear to the right of the arrow icons:

  • The toggle grid icon: Turns the grid on and off

  • The grid icon: Aligns objects on the canvas with the grid

  • The new EER diagram icon: Creates a new EER diagram tab.

The toolbar also changes depending upon which tool from the vertical toolbar is active. For discussion of these tools, see Section, “The Vertical Toolbar”.

If the Table tool is active, schemata lists, engine types, and collations appear on the toolbar. The table properties can be modified using the Properties Editor.

When an object is selected, the object's properties, such as color, can be changed in the Properties Editor.

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