MySQL Workbench Manual  /  ...  /  Result Data Export and Import

6.5.3 Result Data Export and Import

Export or Import data directly from or into the result set. The export and import operations shown in this section apply to result data only. For an overview of the various data export and import options in MySQL Workbench, see Section 6.5, “Data Export and Import”.

Export a Result Set

A result set in the visual SQL editor can be exported to common file formats including CSV, JSON, HTML, and XML. The following figure shows the selection of JSON as the export type from within the Export Resultset window. By default, MySQL Workbench exports your result set using Unix-style line endings (LF), rather than Windows-style (CR/LF) or macOS-style (CR) line endings.

Figure 6.23 Exporting a Result Set

Content is described in the surrounding text.

Import into a Result Set

Records from a CSV file can be imported into the result set of the visual SQL editor. The import icon opens the Table Data Import dialog from which you can select a data file and other options, such as the destination table. The wizard-like dialog also enables you to detect and modify the configuration settings of the CSV file.


The result set must have a unique row identifier (such as a Primary Key or NOT NULL unique index) as otherwise values cannot be imported because the result set will be read-only.