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Changes in MySQL Workbench 6.3.9 (2017-02-07, General Availability)

Functionality Added or Changed

  • Support was added for many MySQL 8.0 features. Note that configuration-file support for MySQL 8.0 is not available and a warning banner is displayed during attempted use. (Bug #24908593, Bug #83422)

  • With MySQL 5.7, several new instruments were added to the performance section including the following for Memory Usage: Total Memory, Top Memory by Event, Top Memory by User, Top Memory by Host, Top Memory by Thread, User Resource Usage, and the following for User Resource Usage: Overview, I/O Statistics, and Statement Statistics. (Bug #21491775)

  • With MySQL 5.7, GTID_MODE can now be set online. (Bug #20712931)

  • Workbench is now aware of the innodb_optimize_point_storage option that was added in MySQL Server 5.7.5, and later removed in MySQL Server 5.7.6. Note that MySQL Server 5.7.9 was the first 5.7 GA release. (Bug #20661496)

  • Mroonga storage engine support is now available for tables. (Bug #20058280, Bug #74367)

  • A new DDL tab was added to show the complete create statement of a table or view. Click the table inspector (info) button next to the table or view in the Schemas Navigator to display the new information. (Bug #19889537, Bug #74554)

  • Dropped support for DBDesigner 4.

  • Dropped Fabric support.

  • Dropped support for MySQL 5.1. Minimum version is now MySQL 5.5.

  • Changed to C++11.

  • Changed to GTK 3 on Linux.

  • OS X: Version 10.7 (Lion) and 10.8 (Mountain Lion) support was dropped. Now supporting 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan), and 10.12 (Sierra).

  • Windows: Zip packages and 32-bit binaries are no longer published. The .NET Framework version 4.5 is now required.

  • Linux: Fedora 23 support dropped and Fedora 25 support added. Oracle Linux 6 support was dropped.

  • The option to specify an alternative application data directory, instead of the default location, was added.

  • The JSON editor was improved with better parsing and error checking.

  • A new Log Level preference (under Others) was added to alter the log verbosity level.

    As before, this can still be set by passing in the log-level command-line argument into Workbench at runtime, and doing so overrides the Log Level setting.

  • The bundled sakila_full.mwb model now uses a dedicated 5.7 version to allow for 5.7 specific features, regardless of the version setting in the preferences.

  • Full MySQL 5.7 language support was added, which affects grammar, syntax highlighting, preferences, behavior, and more.

  • The Home screen was modified: the connections, models, and starters were split into individual pages.

Bugs Fixed

  • With multiple tabs open in the SQL Editor, using the context-sensitive menu to close all other tabs caused MySQL Workbench to exit unexpectedly. (Bug #25466086, Bug #84643)

  • Objects sorted in the schema inspector and then selected for an operation, such as Drop Table, generated a statement for the wrong object. (Bug #25464011, Bug #84697)

  • MySQL Workbench supports the option to require a CA certificate or identity validation. (Bug #25408639)

  • If a full backup added warning messages to the backup log file, then running an incremental backup later failed. (Bug #25315796)

  • No JSON tab appeared for the Open Value in Editor command if the field contained an empty array. (Bug #25222455, Bug #84106)

  • Schema names were not escaped properly in resulting DROP TRIGGER statements when a trigger was created or edited. (Bug #25036458, Bug #83655)

  • In some cases, executing a query caused MySQL Workbench to become unresponsive when the host was macOS Sierra. (Bug #25036263, Bug #83658)

  • Having a single quotation mark (') in the text field of a table caused the MySQL Schema Transfer wizard to fail. (Bug #24978403, Bug #83616)

  • Simple and complex queries executed from SQL Editor failed to complete and return control to MySQL Workbench. This behavior was observed for both local and remote queries and was often intermittent. (Bug #24977018, Bug #82951)

  • Deleting rows while connected to a remote server caused the connection to fail and for MySQL Workbench to exit unexpectedly. (Bug #24947899, Bug #81019)

  • The Selected schema drop-down list in the New Schema Privilege Definition dialog failed to display newly added schema names unless MySQL Workbench was restarted. (Bug #24798254, Bug #83111)

  • The bundled OpenSSL library was upgraded to version 1.0.2J. (Bug #24753390)

  • Tooltips failed to operate properly in the Visual Explain panel. (Bug #24577687, Bug #82816)

  • Deleting selected rows from the Result Grid caused MySQL Workbench to become unresponsive. (Bug #24411733, Bug #82466)

  • Connecting to the server resulted in the following exception: Parameter is not valid. (Bug #24394987)

  • Queries returning more than 1000 rows on an SSH connection to AWS failed and caused MySQL Workbench to become unresponsive. (Bug #24330588, Bug #82291)

  • Adding a password with the Store in Vault option caused Workbench to fail and exit. (Bug #23987798, Bug #82190)

  • Opening a saved .mwb model file with MySQL Workbench generated the following error intermittently: Error unserializing GRT data string too long. The same file, when opened directly from the file system, started MySQL Workbench and displayed the model correctly. (Bug #23857478, Bug #80017)

  • Query statements executed from the SQL Editor did not remain selected when the focus returned to the query area. (Bug #23760790, Bug #79580)

  • The schema navigator incorrectly opened a previously viewed database, instead of the one selected, after the schema filter in the Navigator panel was used to find and list multiple databases. (Bug #23760745, Bug #71699)

  • Selecting TCP/IP over SSH for existing or new connections caused MySQL Workbench to fail and exit. (Bug #23743373, Bug #82113)

  • Changes made with the Options File editor were committed to my.cnf correctly, but also generated an error. (Bug #23741731, Bug #82102)

  • Stored procedures containing valid CASE statements reported syntax errors when created or edited. (Bug #23617646, Bug #81932)

  • Graphs in the performance dashboard reported negative values when the server instance was stopped and restarted during the analysis. (Bug #23103677, Bug #81067)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • The import operation failed to import valid CSV files. (Bug #22817059, Bug #80472)

  • New connections configured with the Standard TCP/IP over SSH connection method failed and caused MySQL Workbench to become unresponsive or to exit. (Bug #22728573, Bug #80359)

  • EER diagram tables were locked to a fixed location in the window for some .mwb files. This fix enables users to unlock the tables within the diagram and to persist those changes by first changing the size of the diagram (click Model, Diagram Properties and Size) and then saving the file. (Bug #22722596, Bug #71533)

  • Performance reports generated by the Export button did not enclose in quotes and escape any string values in the CSV file, making it difficult to read the output when the strings contained commas. (Bug #22700858)

  • Check for Updates from the Help menu failed to detect new releases. (Bug #22578656, Bug #80074)

  • The Filter Rows value set in the Result Grid of a query was not reapplied when the query was changed or refreshed. (Bug #22566018, Bug #80050)

  • When running large queries over an SSH tunnel, MySQL Workbench became unresponsive. (Bug #22494755, Bug #79840)

  • The Export Data operation emitted an unhandled exception when the user connecting to the server lacked privileges on the mysql schema, but had full privileges on the database identified by the operation. (Bug #22478388, Bug #79807)

  • 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)

  • Some GRANT statements were parsed incorrectly. (Bug #22370783)

  • The Audit Inspector failed to initialize in MySQL Workbench when the locations of the audit log file and data directory were different. (Bug #22277384)

  • GEOMETRY table data failed to export properly into CSV file format and failed to export at all into JSON file format (with an error). (Bug #22269646)

  • Stopping a query before it finished executing often caused MySQL Workbench to stop working. (Bug #22071120, Bug #78881)

  • The placeholder row (last row of the Result Grid with NULL values) was hidden when new rows were inserted and applied. (Bug #22065173, Bug #78294)

  • Saving a reverse-engineered model caused MySQL Workbench to fail and exit. (Bug #21980722, Bug #78357)

  • The cost and data process information added to "EXPLAIN JSON" in MySQL Server 5.7.2 can now be viewed in Workbench. (Bug #21848024)

  • 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)

  • Some help text was hidden from the Schema Editor in the EER Diagram. (Bug #21630661, Bug #78021)

  • When MySQL Workbench performed a copy-back restore operation, it reported incorrectly to the mysqlbackup log that a copy-back-and-apply-log operation was performed. (Bug #21496475)

  • The require_secure_transport system variable that was added in MySQL Server 5.7.8 is now supported and can be modified using MySQL Workbench. This variable enables administrators to require all client connections to the server to be made using some form of secure transport. (Bug #21484632)

  • A dialog showing the wait time of an attempted connection now displays earlier for improved visibility. (Bug #21264710)

  • Some routine database operations caused MySQL Workbench to fail and exit intermittently. (Bug #21231450, Bug #77286)

  • The slash character (/) when used in the name of a new connection separated a group from the real connection name by default without first notifying the user. This fix gives the user an option to keep the slash character and create a connection group or to replace all slash characters in the connection name with underscore characters. (Bug #21158191, Bug #77175)

  • In a query, UNION and UNION ALL statements that contained data from different tables or different databases returned data in the Result Grid that could be edited and applied to the wrong table. This fix returns read-only data that cannot be edited directly for such queries. (Bug #21046384, Bug #76964)

  • The identifier quote character (`) was missing from the DROP statement when an attempt was made to drop the existing trigger on a database with an illegal character in the name. A syntax error resulted. (Bug #20978108, Bug #76869)

  • The property values of a table in an EER diagram could not be edited from the Properties Editor. (Bug #20930134)

  • Stored procedures containing valid query syntax produced syntax errors. (Bug #20929172, Bug #76761)

  • Some characters could not be inserted into cells of the result grid and displayed the following text-truncation error message: Inserted data has been truncated as the control's limit was reached. Please use the value editor instead for editing such large text data. (Bug #20927915, Bug #76760)

  • SQL Editor did not permit the use of DUAL in a derived-table subquery. (Bug #20800341)

  • When the resultset grid in SQL Editor was set to a font type and size that exceeded the default row height, the output from a query hid a portion the row content instead of increasing the row height to accommodate the font value. (Bug #20794106, Bug #76520)

  • The binlog_group_commit_sync_delay and binlog_group_commit_sync_no_delay_count options that were added in MySQL Server 5.7.5 are now supported, and can be modified using Workbench. (Bug #20712947)

  • Russian language connection names failed to load and display properly in the home screen. (Bug #20697403, Bug #76015)

  • The innodb_page_size MySQL Server system variable can now be changed to either 32k or 64k in Workbench, in addition to the current options. Support for these larger innodb_page_size values was added in MySQL Server 5.7.6. The default value in MySQL 5.7 is 16k. (Bug #20661249)

  • Executing the current statement of a query by using the CTRL+ALT+ENTER keyboard shortcut (Vertical Text Output) partially or fully hid the output. (Bug #20573658, Bug #75959)

  • 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)

  • A valid server connection was required before a script or model file could be viewed or edited. (Bug #20326028, Bug #75452)

  • Starting MySQL Workbench from the command line with an optional argument of a script or model file required the absolute (or fully qualified) path name of the file. (Bug #20268606, Bug #75305)

  • SQL Editor identified syntax errors in valid statements that executed properly. (Bug #20116982, Bug #74183)

  • Font sizes were increased in the Home screen for improved readability. (Bug #19982157, Bug #74721)

  • The MySQL Table Editor did not display the name of a selected table within an EER diagram when the editor was first opened. (Bug #19693466, Bug #74102)

  • Because the sys schema is installed by default as of MySQL server 5.7.7, MySQL Workbench now checks for and uses it. Otherwise, MySQL Workbench (as it has since 6.1) provides the option to install it.

    References: See also: Bug #71207.