SQL queries preview before sent to server in MySQL for Excel

In this blog post we are going to cover a pretty useful piece of functionality introduced since MySQL for Excel 1.2.0.

There could be times when users may want to see exactly what SQL queries are being generated either before they are sent to the server, so corrections can be made if the query does not look as intended, or after they are sent to the server to obtain additional information or for debugging purposes.

Starting with MySQL for Excel 1.2.0, new global options were added to modify the behavior of the moment when SQL queries that affect a MySQL database are shown to the users. The Global Options dialog can be accessed from the Options button located in the Schema Selection panel or the DB Objects Selection one as shown below.

Remember you can install the latest GA or maintenance version using the MySQL Installer or optionally you can download directly any GA or non-GA version from the MySQL Developer Zone.