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Technically Speaking: MySQL Workbench – What’s the Status of My Import Script?

Each week (give or take), Blogmaster2k brings you Technically Speaking, in which Curtis shares juicy tidbits of information for geeks and nerds (particularly of the developer flavor).  Email Curtis with your questions, hate mail, or juicy tidbits.

As you might know if you work with MySQL much, the MySQL team has announced that they are not supporting MySQL Administrator  or MySQL Query Browser any longer.  They are suggesting (demanding) that you now download the MySQL Workbench application.  There was a very useful feature in MySQL Administrator that allowed you to peek at connections and see what was happening on each connection (including the SQL Statements being executed.

I have found this glorious view in the new MySQL Workbench application.

The image below shows a screenshot of the new tool.  The third line down shows the applicable import process occurring.  You can track said progress of the import by monitoring the ever changing SQL Statements processing on this line.

MySQL Workbench - Connections View Shows Import Progress

MySQL Workbench - Connections View Shows Import Progress

Hello again, Humans.  This is Harley speaking.  Well, look at that folks!  He was able to get through an entire post without me correcting him!  I’m so proud.


  1. avatar LaVar
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Are you willing to say, sometimes newer is better? I actually prefer MySQL Workbench. Add NetBeans and you have a incredibly functional, multi-platform, development environment for free.

    I was concerned when Oracle bought MySQL; I thought it was dead for sure. However, I’ve been happy with the improvements.

    Thanks Oracle

  2. avatar Curtis
    Posted May 23, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Permalink


    I fear change. So nope, I’m not willing to say that newer is better. Well, ok I will concede that *sometimes* newer is better. So I guess I am willing to say that.

    I prefer Eclipse as my development environment, but again that’s probably mostly the “fear change” portion of me. But Workbench is growing on me. Hopefully I’ll have more Workbench tips in the near future.

    My main concern with Oracle was (and still is) that they’ll bury MySQL, Java, and everything they touch into costly obscurity.

    Oracle tends to have a version of the Midas Touch. But it’s the version that makes everything they touch as costly as gold. (However, I hope they prove me wrong.)

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