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From:Edward Kay Date:May 2 2007 12:43pm
Subject:RE: MySQL Workbench
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mogens Melander [mailto:mogens@stripped]
> Sent: 01 May 2007 21:44

> On Tue, May 1, 2007 21:36, Afan Pasalic wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm looking for database modeling tool form MySQL. Anybody  used the
> > MySQL Workbench? I know the Workbench is in Alpha production, though
> > some "hints"?
> >
> > How about DB Designer?
> >
> > Thanks for any respond.
> >
> > -afan
> >
> I've had a lot of fun using Toad on Oracle. Quest got a freeware
> for MySQL, that i never got around to try, but have a look at:

I've used DB Designer for a few years now for creating my initial schema. I find it very
useful to graphically display table relationships and for creating foreign key
constraints. It isn't perfect though and has several annoying bugs. Last time I looked, it
seemed like development had been stopped.

For everyday queries/maintenance I use a combination of MySQL Control Centre, MySQL
Administrator and MySQL Query Browser since each of these does certain things better in my

I've just download Toad - and have to say it looks pretty good. It doesn't appear to have
the graphical representation of DB Designer but it may well be a good replacement for the
three MySQL AB tools mentioned above.

I'd be interested to hear other options though...


MySQL WorkbenchAfan Pasalic1 May
  • Re: MySQL WorkbenchMogens Melander1 May
    • RE: MySQL WorkbenchEdward Kay2 May
      • Re: MySQL WorkbenchMartijn Tonies2 May