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Changes in MySQL Workbench 8.0.11 (2018-04-19, Release Candidate)

Functionality Added or Changed

  • Visual SQL editor: The context help has been enhanced to eliminate the requirement of having a valid MySQL connection to view the help topics. In addition, the help content now can be updated with each release of MySQL Workbench and the formatting of help topics has been improved. (Bug #25918509)

  • Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5 replaced version 4.5.2 as the minimum requirement for installing MySQL Workbench with MySQL Installer. (Bug #25837944)

  • All links to MySQL and Oracle web pages from within MySQL Workbench now use the HTTPS protocol. (Bug #25531365)

  • Geometry fields displayed in the result grid now include a context-menu item that opens the geometry point in a browser. The selected point opens in openstreetmap.org by default, but the URL is configurable. (Bug #25517676)

  • The MySQL Workbench prerequisites web page was updated to include links to the latest Microsoft downloads. (Bug #25408896, Bug #25840902, Bug #85820)

  • Character sets and collations are now rendered consistently across connections, models, and all editors (schema, table, and column). (Bug #18665011, Bug #72460)

  • The SSH Connect Timeout preference now can be configured, whereas in previous versions, this preference was set statically to 10 seconds. (Bug #18663250)

  • The following infrastructure changes were made:

    • ANTLR4 as the backend parser.

    • A new auto-completion engine that works with object editors (triggers, views, stored procedures, and functions) in the visual SQL editor and in models.

    • Support for new language features in MySQL 8.0, such as common-table expressions and roles.

    • Grammar updates that synchronize with the latest MySQL servers.

  • Platform support for Microsoft Windows Server 2016 was added.

  • Administration tabs were modified to include the latest configuration options available from servers up to and including the MySQL 8.0 release series.

  • MySQL Workbench now supports the caching_sha2_password authentication plugin introduced in MySQL 8.0 (see Caching SHA-2 Pluggable Authentication). A user account can be reset to use the other available authentication types for making a connection.

  • MySQL Workbench source code has been reformatted according to Google style.

  • MySQL Workbench now uses C++14 (replaces C++11 in 6.3.10).

  • Support for invisible indexes was added for use when the active server supports the feature and the index is neither a primary key index nor a unique column (see Invisible Indexes). A new option in the Indexes subtab of the table editor (for both the SQL and modeling editors) provides index visibility when it is selected.

  • MySQL Workbench now provides a simple way to enable or disable the persisted global system variable settings introduced in MySQL 8.0 (see SET Syntax for Variable Assignment). For variables that can be persisted, a new check box enables configuration changes at runtime that also persist across server restarts, and applies the persisted value if one exists. Persistent system variables can be reset (to not persist) individually or collectively.

  • The layout and behavior of the graphical elements within all administration tabs now are consistent across the tabs. In addition, the sidebar Management secondary tab was renamed to Administration to match the title of the workspace tabs that open when accessing the operations listed in the Management, Instance, Performance, and MySQL Enterprise sections.

  • The SSH implementation based on Paramiko was replaced with the one based on libssh.

Bugs Fixed

  • Several tooltips within the Administration - Users and Privileges tab had inaccurate text that was corrected by this fix. (Bug #27392119, Bug #89256)

  • Columns of a table that followed a column containing a fractional seconds part did not appear within the tab opened by using Alter Table. (Bug #27314770, Bug #89053)

  • MySQL Workbench generated an error when the valid encryption instruction was improperly identified, but the query executed as expected. (Bug #27239353)

  • A differences report generated during the compare schemas operation for models could not be saved to a file. (Bug #27187659)

  • The on-screen buttons that enable saving a script to a file or copying it to the clipboard were missing from the review step of the forward-engineering operation on macOS hosts. (Bug #27162920, Bug #88612)

  • A UNION query with valid syntax produced an error message. (Bug #27113889, Bug #88456)

  • Some MySQL 8.0 keywords within a query were improperly identified as syntax errors. (Bug #27036620)

  • Importing a JSON document with the Table Data Import Wizard was unsuccessful. (Bug #27036381, Bug #25983728, Bug #86148)

  • Recorded rules were not found after the Mode option in the Firewall tab was properly configured for a valid user account. (Bug #27003240)

  • The manual editing step of the MySQL Migration wizard generated an exception when an object was selected for editing. (Bug #26986326)

  • The version of gtkmm30 that shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 was incompatible with the version that MySQL Workbench compiled against. The version mismatch caused MySQL Workbench to close unexpectedly. (Bug #26797891, Bug #26705113, Bug #87380)

  • The DBDoc Model Reporting feature omitted comments from the detailed HTML report using frames when processing a model based on a database with valid table comments and the Include DDL code for Objects option selected. Generating the report also caused MySQL Workbench to exit unexpectedly. (Bug #26436291)

  • The Table Data Import wizard ignored the user's column selection and always generated tables containing the full set of columns. Deselected columns were populated with NULL values after the import operation. (Bug #26194914, Bug #86577)

  • When typing text in the search box related to an EER diagram, MySQL Workbench became unresponsive or exited unexpectedly. (Bug #26025177, Bug #86225, Bug #26678740, Bug #87522)

  • A table or stored procedure with the ENCRYPTION table-level option in the definition prevented Workbench from parsing the definition, regardless of whether or not encryption was actually enabled. (Bug #25961450, Bug #25447637)

  • The SQL editor did not highlight syntax errors in statements as expected. (Bug #25861352)

  • Workbench closed unexpectedly when the Compare and Report Differences in Catalogs wizard attempted to save the differences report to a file. (Bug #25860643)

  • With a default schema properly selected and with the Create View icon (from the menu bar in an active connection tab) selected to open a new_view – View tab, a valid statement returned errors and then dynamically appended _SYNTAX_ERROR to the view name. For example, new_view was changed to new_view_SYNTAX_ERROR. (Bug #25860621)

  • When a new procedure on a MySQL model was created, the parser incorrectly generated a syntax error. (Bug #25851441)

  • After restarting the server from MySQL Workbench and then attempting to refresh the server log from the Administration - Server Logs tab, an error message appeared indicating that a garbage packet was received. (Bug #25760560)

  • An error message appeared when MySQL Workbench was started that improperly identified the operating system as unsupported. (Bug #25736096)

  • The forward engineering wizard did not launch when the operation was selected from the MySQL Workbench menu on hosts running macOS. (Bug #25701117, Bug #85398)

  • Changes made to a view or stored procedure associated with a model were not detected after the model was synchronized without first closing or deselecting the editor. (Bug #25671681, Bug #85246)

  • Using Alter Stored Procedure from the context menu to rename a stored procedure did not remove the original stored procedure after renaming it. (Bug #25645222, Bug #85229)

  • Two program entries were created for MySQL Workbench 6.3.9 on Windows when installed or upgraded with MySQL Installer. Only one of the programs listed in the Start, All Programs menu was a valid executable file. (Bug #25584877, Bug #85083)

  • All SQL options were missing during the SQL Export Options step of the Forward Engineering SQL Script wizard when a valid model was exported. (Bug #25559175, Bug #85012, Bug #25833972, Bug #84965)

  • Object rights, DDL rights, and other rights related to schema privileges set for a user account were not visible from the Administration – Users and Privileges tab on the Windows platform. (Bug #25527029, Bug #84923)

  • Labels and icons associated with the tables, views, and routines of an EER diagram were missing from within the Catalog tab. (Bug #25519411, Bug #84892)

  • The generated UPDATE statement was incorrect when the query included a row with a unique index, had multiple columns, and one column had the NULL value. (Bug #25510537, Bug #84856)

  • Browsing for files on a remote server using a valid SSH connection returned an error and did not display the remote files. (Bug #25495895)

  • After backing up server connections to a file on a Linux host, attempting to restore those connections from the backup file generated errors and was unsuccessful. (Bug #25492082)

  • Clicking Start Server within the Administration – Startup / Shutdown tab did not start the server on macOS hosts. (Bug #25489098)

  • The layout of Firewall Rules within the Administration – Users and Privileges tab obscured some graphical elements. This fix improves the usability. (Bug #25487997)

  • Source objects could not be viewed within the setup step when using the MySQL Workbench Migration Wizard to prepare for a database migration. (Bug #25487312)

  • The spinning circular icon on the query tab that appears when a query executes and replaces the X on the tab was absent on hosts running Linux. (Bug #25482378)

  • The restore operation (MySQL Enterprise Backup) produced an exception when a backup file (.mbi) was selected while the MySQL server was running. This fix provides a message indicating that the server must be stopped first. (Bug #25476406)

  • An exception was returned when the Continue execution until next break point button was used on a script executing within the Scripting Shell. (Bug #25476250)

  • When a new snippet was saved within the Scripting Shell, the save operation did not save the snippet properly and the snippet could not be reused after MySQL Workbench was restarted. (Bug #25471491)

  • The Run Script File action could be selected from the Scripting menu without an available script to execute. This fix disables the submenu item unless there is a script to run. (Bug #25462195)

  • Migrating a table to a database generated an incomplete definition for a binary field that was NOT NULL. (Bug #25404308, Bug #84519)

  • Altering a stored procedure that contained double dollar-sign characters ($$) as part of a variable name produced an error parsing DDL message. (Bug #25377145, Bug #84466)

  • Single quotes in string columns were not escaped properly during the database migration operation. (Bug #24939843)

  • When multiple queries were executed, only the first query was displayed in the history output area or written to the sql_history log file. (Bug #24622889, Bug #82929)

  • The invalid syntax indicator that appears on each line of the SQL editor did not change after the syntax was corrected or completed. This fix ensures that the editor re-evaluates each change. (Bug #24528088, Bug #82741, Bug #24901911, Bug #83395, Bug #24901911, Bug #83395)

  • With large text enabled on the host, some option groups were not visible to select within the forward-engineering wizard. (Bug #24486726, Bug #82633)

  • For a table with existing indexes (and SQL_MODE=ANSI_QUOTES), the Indexes tab within the table editor (opened with the wrench button in the Schemas tab of the sidebar) did not show the indexes as expected. Columns, Foreign Keys, Triggers, and Partitioning tabs were also missing objects defined in the table. (Bug #24349382, Bug #80483)

  • Unless the default syntax checker was set to SQL_MODE=ANSI_QUOTES, all double-quoted string literals were highlighted as syntax errors by the SQL editor. (Bug #24329515, Bug #82293)

  • After executing a query, MySQL Workbench often quit working or exited unexpectedly without writing to the log file. This fix improves the overall stability of the SQL editor. (Bug #24291775, Bug #82187)

  • The SQL editor underlined some keywords and reserved words in statements, indicating a syntax error, but executed the statements successfully. (Bug #23346980, Bug #24345217, Bug #82331)

  • Attempting to store a password in the vault from the Manage Server Connections window on a Windows host caused MySQL Workbench to become unresponsive. (Bug #23308198, Bug #81470)

  • When executing Explain Current Statement (Ctrl+Alt+X) from the menu on an UPDATE statement, a query plan generation error was displayed and the operation failed. (Bug #23098982, Bug #81068)

  • The Reverse Engineer Database wizard excluded tables in which the WITH PARSER clause was present. (Bug #22940775, Bug #80760)

  • A column with the STORED keyword could not be generated by using the EER Diagram or MySQL Model tabs on macOS hosts. This fix updates all of the relevant tabs to include the missing STORED option for generating a column or for editing generated columns. (Bug #22645321, Bug #80211)

  • Table rows were not generated properly when a valid Microsoft SQL Server table was migrated using the MySQL Migration wizard. (Bug #22200194, Bug #77933)

  • The forward engineering operation passed the default collation when a custom collation was defined for a schema. (Bug #22148986, Bug #79115)

  • When synchronizing a MySQL model that contained a table with JSON columns, the operation attempted to create a new table instead of fetching the table from the database. (Bug #22060787)

  • Columns with custom collation were reset to the default collation when the model containing the table was exported. (Bug #22006966, Bug #78817)

  • Models synchronized with existing databases produced an error message if any of the tables within a model had comments enclosed between /* and */ characters in triggers. (Bug #21551643, Bug #76176)

  • Generated queries were incomplete for models that included table columns of type VARCHAR with partitioning enabled. (Bug #21104120, Bug #76489)

  • Some fields within the Table Data Import wizard were misaligned and difficult to use. (Bug #20956767)

  • If the SCHEMAS tree was refreshed during a long query, MySQL Workbench became unresponsive until the query finished. (Bug #20896682, Bug #76594)

  • An error message was displayed when the delete operation was performed on an existing connection in the Manage Server Connections window. (Bug #20652117, Bug #76153)

  • The mouse pointer did not always change shape to match the area it was moved to within the visual SQL editor. (Bug #20588048, Bug #75993)

  • A complex IF, ELSEIF, ELSE structure when used to create a stored procedure within the new procedure – Routine tab produced a syntax error message as clause 45 was added and for each clause that followed. (Bug #18972055, Bug #72991)

  • Auto-completion did not provide a suggestion reliably for instructions included in the server dictionary, such as statements or system variables. In addition, types like TIMESTAMP were completed with the wrong type values. (Bug #18445589, Bug #27386829, Bug #89222, Bug #26897612, Bug #87907, Bug #18871688, Bug #72812)

  • Attempting to access the MySQL Enterprise Backup interface caused MySQL Workbench to stop working. (Bug #18019469)

  • An exception was generated when attempting to view MySQL server logs remotely using a connection made with TCP/IP over SSH from a Windows host. (Bug #17505130, Bug #70379)

  • An on-screen label with inaccurate text was corrected. (Bug #16808557)

  • Erroneous input at the beginning of the line in the SQL editor generated an error marker that continued to display after the wrong input was corrected or removed. (Bug #13820997, Bug #64481)

  • Popular Windows themes did not always render as expected, especially when color themes were selected on Windows hosts. In particular, some areas persisted a white background regardless of the setting. (Bug #11760110, Bug #52485)

  • When out-of-range index, unique index, or primary key values were define in the source, no warning was provided to indicate that the code produced could not be executed by the MySQL server. (Bug #11745588, Bug #17509)