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Changes in MySQL Workbench 6.3.7 (2016-06-13, General Availability)

Functionality Added or Changed

  • The Default target MySQL version model preference is now an open text field instead of a dropdown select box. For example, rather than choosing a version such as "5.7", you can now enter a specific version such as 5.7.12. (Bug #23080421, Bug #81023)

Bugs Fixed

  • A typo was fixed on the Configure Server Management page. (Bug #23534786, Bug #81738)

  • On OS X, after creating a new model, and new diagram, right-clicking on the empty diagram background would freeze Workbench. (Bug #23512126)

  • Executing Data Import/Restore would emit an unhandled exception with Import from Self-Contained File enabled. (Bug #23505226)

  • On Linux, the Table Data Export wizard failed to complete the export process. (Bug #23477814)

  • The MySQL Enterprise Backup Restore functionality could emit an unhandled exception under some circumstances. (Bug #23472573)

  • Editing a remote MySQL options file via the Options File management tool would emit an unhandled exception after clicking Apply. (Bug #23307191)

  • Exporting data to JSON was exporting NULL values as NULL instead of null, thus breaking the JSON output. (Bug #23241155, Bug #81331)

  • Under Users and Privileges, Workbench did not allow hyphens for host names in the "limit to hosts matching" field. (Bug #23224606, Bug #81301)

  • When viewing the code for an existing view (SQL to create the view), hexadecimal values were truncated. (Bug #23187761, Bug #81208)

  • Migrating a MySQL source to a MySQL target database would fail for tables that had generated columns, as the target server rejected attempts to insert data into generated columns. (Bug #23128380, Bug #81100)

  • Selecting "5.7" from Default target MySQL version did not take into account changes to newer versions, as 5.7 behaved like 5.7.0 instead of a newer version. For example, it was not possible to use the JSON data type for variables inside the stored procedure editor as JSON was added in MySQL 5.7.7. (Bug #23080421, Bug #81023)

  • The Schema filter was slow (poor performance) when a lot (1000+) of schemas were present. (Bug #23047787, Bug #80946)

  • Under Reverse Engineering, the information provided in the wild card description to select objects contained a typo. (Bug #23022342, Bug #80902)

  • The Migration Wizard successfully migrated the schema, but failed to migrate the data, when the data source was SQL Anywhere 16 using ODBC. (Bug #22987681, Bug #79140)

  • The database migration wizard database field was described as "Leave blank to select it later" but this text was updated to read as "Cannot be blank" because it is a required field. (Bug #22896342)

  • The generated SQL generated by the forward engineering wizard would incorrectly output "VIRTUALCOMMENT" instead of "VIRTUAL COMMENT". (Bug #22880159, Bug #80618)

  • An new option is available to specify a path to the SSH configuration and/or known hosts file. This option overwrites the defaults. (Bug #22866791, Bug #80605)

  • Workbench's Alter Table functionality did not behave correctly when a column was defined using a TIMESTAMP with fractional seconds, such as TIMESTAMP(1). In this case, some columns would be hidden from the editor. (Bug #22839982, Bug #80547)

  • Selecting too many tables when attempting to reverse engineer an EER diagram caused MySQL Workbench to fail and exit. This fix sets the permitted threshold to 1000 objects and displays a warning message when the number of objects exceeds the threshold. (Bug #22828056, Bug #80516)

  • After successfully executing the database migration wizard, executing it a second time required Workbench to be restarted. (Bug #22811588, Bug #80479)

  • When executing Data Export using a remote MySQL connection, the error resulting from a missing mysqldump binary was unclear. (Bug #22753693, Bug #80240)

  • The PostgreSQL migration wizard could fail to migrate PostgreSQL databases that were generated with tryton. (Bug #22747525, Bug #79217)

  • The Dashboard and Server Status reported different Select per second values. The Server Status page reported incorrect (inflated by about 3x) values. (Bug #22739583, Bug #74822)

  • The PostgreSQL migration wizard could fail with an "pg_catalog.pg_enum does not exist" error. (Bug #22738451, Bug #71121)

  • The Workbench interface would incorrectly orient itself to display as Right-To-Left (RTL) when a system's language is set to a RTL language, despite Workbench not being translated to that language. (Bug #22722701, Bug #72126)

  • Attempting to test custom connection details (a connection not yet created by Workbench) caused Workbench to fail and exit. The Test Connection functionality only functioned for existing or new connections. (Bug #22698924, Bug #80325)

  • The "Limit to Hosts Matching" field in the user manager would incorrectly report a "Host name contains incorrect characters" error if the host named contained numeric characters. (Bug #22670269)

  • Import and export to JSON format failed if the table had column names that were keywords such as key or value. (Bug #22668918, Bug #80272)

  • The Alter Table functionality did not detect a default value change from no default value to an empty string. In other words, adding a default value of "" resulted in Workbench reporting "No changes detected". (Bug #22664805, Bug #80267)

  • The DBMS connection keep-alive interval option did not function properly. As a result, Workbench could lose the connection and result in errors similar to "Error Code: 2013. Lost connection to MySQL server during query". (Bug #22642241, Bug #80225)

  • All generated paths now will use "/" as the directory separator in order to avoid the "\s" being interpreted as a space, such as "C:\path\to\certs\server-cert.pem" for generated SSL certificates. (Bug #22636645, Bug #80087)

  • Importing CSV data with from a properly UTF-8 encoded source would sometimes fail, and instead could result with errors such as "'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xcf' at position 29: ordinal not in range(128)". (Bug #22635390, Bug #80205)

  • With Fabric, Workbench cached the topology information and did not update it when the topology changed, like when switching to a new master. (Bug #22601466)

  • Code completion has been further improved to only show relevant details, such as if a table is referenced in the FROM clause then only show columns from that table and not all from the default schema, and entries have been reordered to show columns first (only preceded by keywords). (Bug #22579426, Bug #80092)

  • Some stored procedure definitions were incorrectly reported as having invalid syntax. (Bug #22552958, Bug #80007)

  • Executing Alter Stored Procedure with a user lacking SELECT privileges would crash MySQL Workbench. (Bug #22509047, Bug #79871)

  • With the MySQL Firewall plugin enabled, having a user name containing a single quote character (rare, but not illegal) the queries would fail and produce an error in the Users and Privileges area of Workbench. These checks are now properly escaped. (Bug #22468850)

  • With the validate_password plugin enabled, when Workbench attempted to check the strength of a new password by sending a query to the server, the password was not properly escaped in this query. In such cases, the password was incorrectly reported as a strong or weak password. The associated "SELECT VALIDATE_PASSWORD_STRENGTH" query is now properly escaped. (Bug #22468332)

  • Some internal Workbench queries failed to execute with sql_mode set to ANSI_QUOTES. (Bug #22464406)

  • The Total Time field within the Recent Activity grid of the Online Backup / MySQL Enterprise Backup section of Workbench showed an incorrect duration value. (Bug #22462974, Bug #73499)

  • With MySQL Server 5.5 and lower, executing Alter Table on tables with partitions would fail with an error similar to "Syntax error: 'PARTITION' (identifier) is not valid input at this position". (Bug #22453898, Bug #79734)

  • MySQL Workbench lacked a CentOS profile, so could fail to make remote connections to a CentOS machine. (Bug #22453095, Bug #72205)

  • Adding or editing fields in the Table Templates window for a user-defined template caused MySQL Workbench to fail and exit. (Bug #22449752, Bug #79721)

  • Data exported from the Inserts tab of a table in an EER diagram generated invalid JSON syntax. (Bug #22381735, Bug #79673)

  • After opening the stored procedure editor from the object browser, clicking Execute would execute a query that did not take into account the IN parameters. (Bug #22378620)

  • On Windows, the "DEFAULT NULL" value could unintentionally be removed from the "Alter Table" window when clicking on it. (Bug #22375946, Bug #79661)

  • The Database Migration migration link on the home page was not functioning immediately after a successful migration. (Bug #22271448)

  • Several grammar and spelling corrections were implemented into the GUI. (Bug #22251496, Bug #79373)

  • Under certain circumstances, sub-queries were reported as syntax errors. (Bug #22251347, Bug #79371)

  • Several SQL Server 2014 database migration improvements. (Bug #22243141, Bug #79299)

  • While modeling, pressing the Enter key while editing a document's properties would close the document properties window instead of adding a new line. (Bug #22204168)

  • When copying tables, Workbench makes one connection at the start to disable triggers, makes a separate connection to do the data copy, then returns to the first connection to re-enable triggers. If the copy takes longer than the server's wait_timeout, the first connection timed out. (Bug #22190703, Bug #79242)

  • The Driver sends Unicode data as UTF-8 advanced database migration option that is available when using an ODBC driver is now disabled by default. Also, connections could hang when this option was enabled. (Bug #22149342, Bug #76382)

  • Executing Delete Row(s) after selecting more than six rows from the results grid would not delete all of the selected rows. (Bug #21909625, Bug #78560)

  • The autocomplete feature did not offer suggestions as expected. The CTRL+SPACEBAR keyboard shortcut can be used to activate this feature. (Bug #21685267, Bug #78185)

  • Adding a DATETIME with precision (such as DATETIME(3)) from the Table Editor would eventually get reverted to DATETIME (without precision). (Bug #21666012, Bug #78153)

  • The search (magnifying glass) icon in the schema search field was misplaced after the left sidebar was resized. (Bug #21329109, Bug #77507)

  • Workbench will now prompt to continue the execution of operations containing loops in stored procedures, instead of just canceling it after ~200 executions. (Bug #21310357, Bug #77470)

  • The Performance Schema installation procedure in Workbench failed to check user privileges before attempting the installation. For example, if the user had all privileges except "ALTER ROUTINE", it would update sys.version but fail to complete the installation, and also fail to back out thereby leaving the sys.version as current but none of the functions were updated. (Bug #21261239, Bug #77360)

  • On Linux and OS X, the Options File viewer shortened (cut) long option names in the GUI, although editing their values changed the correct options. (Bug #21167521, Bug #77179)

  • MySQL connections were leaked when connecting and disconnecting to MySQL databases. It leaked one connection per re-connect to a database. (Bug #20996606)

  • A large database caused the size reported under the Schema Inspector to wrap around and display a negative number. (Bug #20990435)

  • From the Options File management feature, clicking Discard with the Advanced tab open would always revert the thread_handling option value to "one-thread-per-connection" even if it was set to "no threads". (Bug #20956570)

  • When closing a tab in the SQL Editor, the focus always returned to the first tab regardless of the number of tabs open. This fix returns focus to the preceding tab (to the left) of the closed tab. (Bug #20351753, Bug #75490)

  • The print preview icon dialog was missing the Workbench icon. (Bug #20309812, Bug #75422)

  • Changes to the modeling Appearance font preference did not save properly, or have an effect. (Bug #20196073, Bug #75173)

  • On Windows, the Query Stats graph would not render with MySQL Server 5.7. (Bug #20141414, Bug #75100)

  • The Query Stats information tab was populated even when the Performance Schema was disabled. (Bug #20141262, Bug #75101)

  • The Toggle whether execution of SQL script should continue after failed statements button was updated to better indicate when the option is enabled or disabled. (Bug #20093801, Bug #74982)

  • On Windows, after closing and reopening Workbench with several SQL Editor tabs open, the tabs names were hash values (instead of MySQL connection names) if the connection names contained non-standard text. (Bug #20086117, Bug #74966)

  • In the Table Editor, if a column has NN checked, and NN is then unchecked, then a default NULL value is automatically added to the CREATE TABLE statement when Apply is clicked. The column then shows a default value of NULL in the Table Editor. (Bug #19890571, Bug #74558)

  • If a setting is (incorrectly) defined twice in my.ini, Workbench separates its values with a newline ("\n"). For example, if sort_buffer_size is defined twice, Workbench displays it as "sort_buffer_size=256K\n256K". Workbench now follows MySQL Server behavior, and uses the last defined option. (Bug #19769849)

  • The cursor could seemingly disappear after executing a query, as it could remain at its last position when the query started to execute. (Bug #19703074, Bug #74128)

  • The model Page setup... functionality was not always preserved when choosing a size for printing. (Bug #11766583, Bug #59724)