MySQL Workbench is a unified visual tool for database architects, developers, and DBAs.
MySQL Workbench enables a DBA, developer, or data architect to visually design, model, generate, and manage databases.
MySQL Workbench delivers visual tools for creating, executing, and optimizing SQL queries.
MySQL Workbench provides a visual console to easily administer MySQL environments
MySQL Workbench provides a suite of tools to improve the performance of MySQL applications
To start MySQL Workbench on Windows, select Start, Programs, MySQL, then select MySQL Workbench. This executes the MySQLWorkbench.exe file on your system.
Step 1 - Launch the MySQL Workbench.
Step 2 - Enter the connection name e.g., Localhost. You can name it whatever makes sense to you. By default, the username is root. If you use a different user account, you can change it in the Username textbox.
Step 3 - Click the Store in Vault ... button to enter the password for the provided user account. A window will display. You enter the password and click the OK button.
Step 4 - Click the Test Connection button to test if the connection to the MySQL Server is successful or not. Then click the OK button if the connection is established successfully.
Step 5 - Click the OK button to save the connection.
Step 6 - Click the newly created connection under MySQL Connections to connect to the MySQL Server:
Step 7 - MySQL Workbench display with the current schemas and a pane for entering queries: