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MySQL Workbench 5.2.30 GA Available

We’re proud to announce the next release of MySQL Workbench, version 5.2.30. This is a maintenance release focusing on general product improvement and usability. In addition to that, we have added a small set of Text-Formatting-Plugins to the SQL Editor to help format/structure your SQL Queries.

As always, we want to thank everyone for the great feedback we have received. This helps us to continuously improve the functionality and stability of MySQL Workbench – we appreciate all your ideas for improving MySQL Workbench.  Please keep sending us your ideas!

About the Query-Formatter

In the Edit->Format menu of Workbench’s SQL Editor you will see a set of functions that assist in reformatting your SQL Queries, for example “Beautify Query”, “UPCASE Keywords”, etc.

MySQL Workbench 5.2 GA

  • Data Modeling
  • Query (replaces the old MySQL Query Browser)
  • Administration (replaces the old MySQL Administrator)

Please get your copy from our Download site. Sources and binary packages are available for several platforms, including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

To get started quickly, please take a look at this short tutorial.

MySQL Workbench 5.2 RC Tutorial

Workbench Documentation can be found here.

In addition to the new Query/SQL Development and Administration modules, version 5.2 features improved stability and performance – especially in Windows, where OpenGL support has been enhanced and the UI was optimized to offer better responsiveness.
This release also includes improvements to the scripting capabilities of the SQL Editor. You can read more about it in

For a detailed list of resolved issues, see the change log.

If you need any additional info or help please get in touch with us.

Post in our forums, leave comments on our blog pages or if you want to talk to us directly you can visit us on our IRC channel #workbench on

– The MySQL Workbench Team