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MySQL Workbench Fits

My students wanted an illustration of where MySQL Workbench fits within the MySQL database. So, I overlaid it in this drawing from my old book on comparative SQL syntax for Oracle and MySQL. Anybody else have a cool alternative illustration?

The idea is the lightening bolt transmits an interactive call and reading a script file submits a call paradigm.

As always, I hope this helps those looking to understand things.


Installing MySQL Workbench 8 on Windows, we discovered that the default configuration no longer sets ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY as part of the default SQL_MODE parameter value. While I’ve written a stored function to set the SQL_MODE parameter value for a session, some students didn’t understand that such a call is only valid in the scope of a connection to the database server. They felt the function didn’t work because they didn’t understand the difference between connecting to the MySQL CLI and clicking the lightening bolt in MySQL Workbench.

So, here are the instructions to reset the default SQL_MODE parameter value for Windows. You need to edit the setting in the my.ini file, which is in the C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server 8.0 directory. The default installation will have the following:

# Set the SQL mode to strict

You need to change it to the following in an …

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AlmaLinux Libraries

I discovered a dependency for MySQL Workbench on AlmaLinux 8 installation. I neglected to fully cover it when I documented the installation in a VM of AlmaLinux 9. I go back later and update that entry but for now you need the following dependencies:


Install like this:

sudo dnf install -y *.rpm

Log file:

Last metadata expiration check: 3:01:53 ago on Fri 10 Feb 2023 03:37:49 AM UTC.
Dependencies resolved.
 Package                Architecture   Version                 Repository            Size
 proj                   x86_64         6.3.2-4.el8             @commandline         2.0 M
 proj-datumgrid         noarch …
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AlmaLinux MySQL Workbench

AlmaLinux doesn’t natively support MySQL Workbench but these notes will help you install it. The great news is that MySQL Workbench works perfectly once you’ve installed all the dependent libraries. It’ll look like the following:

Disclaimer of sorts:

AlmaLinux is an open-source, community-driven project that intends to fill the gap left by the demise of the CentOS stable release. AlmaLinux is a 1:1 binary compatible fork of RHEL® 9 and it is built by the AlmaLinux OS Foundation as a standalone, completely free OS. The AlmaLinux OS Foundation will support future RHEL® releases by updating AlmaLinux. Ongoing development efforts are governed by the members of the community.

You can download MySQL Workbench from the following website:

When you open this page, select the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 / Oracle Linux 9 (x86, 64-bit), RPM Package from the dropdown …

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MySQL Workbench Keys

As I teach students how to create tables in MySQL Workbench, it’s always important to review the meaning of the checkbox keys. Then, I need to remind them that every table requires a natural key from our prior discussion on normalization. I explain that a natural key is a compound candidate key (made up of two or more column values), and that it naturally defines uniqueness for each row in a table.

Then, we discuss surrogate keys, which are typically ID column keys. I explain that surrogate keys are driven by sequences in the database. While a number of databases disclose the name of sequences, MySQL treats the sequence as an attribute of the table. In Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD), that makes the sequence a member of the table by composition rather than aggregation. Surrogate keys are also unique in the table but should never be used to determine uniqueness like the natural key. Surrogate keys are also candidate keys, like a …

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MySQL Workbench GUI – Create Table

In this blog post, you will learn how to create a MySQL table using the various tools MySQL Workbench provides without typing any SQL code. Continue reading and learn how…

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Query Results to CSV with MySQL Workbench – Medium cross-post

We know how common and useful CSV files are. If you need to save a particular query’s results to a CSV file, it couldn’t be easier than with MySQL Workbench. I recently wrote a quick post over on my Medium account covering this and am sharing it here for any interested readers…


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SQL Handling Nulls

Interesting questions always come via my students. For example, “Why does the selective aggregation sample return null values as totals from the SUM() function in MySQL?”

First, here’s the code to build the sample table for the problem:

CREATE TABLE transaction
( transaction_id      int unsigned primary key auto_increment
, transaction_date    date
, transaction_amount  double );

INSERT INTO transaction
( transaction_date, transaction_amount )
 ('2021-01-10', 56)
,('2020-01-02', 52)

Now, here’s the selective aggregation query:

SELECT   EXTRACT(YEAR FROM transaction_date) AS "Year"
,        SUM(
             WHEN EXTRACT(MONTH FROM transaction_date) = 1 THEN transaction_amount
            END) AS "Jan"
,        SUM( …
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Customer ERD

Now that we’ve migrated to MySQL for our core database course, I’m building MySQL Workbench analysis problems. We start with a lecture trying to flush out a simple address, and then ask them to figure out how to link it to a customer table.

Designing it, I emphasized how it resolves the issue of a city occurring in multiple counties and states, like Fremont. Fremont occurs 17 times in the US and once in Haiti:

Naturally, I left two other design issues in the problem. I’m working through it for the first time with classes tomorrow. I hope it works well. Any comments?


After downloading and installing MySQL 8.0.24 yesterday, I opened a command shell. In the command shell, I could access the MySQL Shell (mysqlsh.exe) but not the MySQL Client (mysql.exe). Typing in the following:


It returned:

'mysql' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

The MySQL Client (mysql.exe) was installed because MySQL Workbench relies on it. However, the MySQL Microsoft Software Installer (MSI) does not put the mysql.exe file’s directory in the common Windows %PATH% environment variable. You can find the required %PATH% directory variable by opening the File Manager and searching for the mysql.exe file.

You should return several directories and programs but the directory you want is:

C:\Program …
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