SQL workbench is a free DBMS independent and also operates on a cross platform. Any operating system that supports java will run the tool because it is written in java. The main role of the tool is to run SQL scripts and this is on either interactive or batch platforms. With this tool one can comfortably delete, edit and insert data directly in the query result. Export commands for writing text files is an added feature that deals with XML, HTML and SQL. It’s possible to import a set of files from a directory with one command.
Another feature is that of comparing two database schemas in an effort to reveal the differences. The tool will also allow the comparison of two databases and that reveals important SQL statements that will be used to migrate one to the other. The tool is able to search for data across columns in all tables through an SQL command and also can reformat SQL statements. When it comes to SQL statements, the tool can auto complete tables and columns with the appropriate commands in place.
The SQL tool will also do variable substituting in SQL statements and this gets even better, the tool comes with it smart prompting for values . To save the difficulty that one may have when it comes to data, the SQL tools displays database objects and the definition. In an event where a table has been imported and is a component of the database,the tool has a feature that shows the source of the table. Foreign key constraints between tables will be displayed for you with the use of the SQL workbench.
The SQL work bench comes free as all you have to do is get online and download it from the certified source. Getting the download alone will not work , first you have to get and install java eight plus on your computer otherwise the program will not run. Downloading SQL Workbench is the obvious next step if you did not have the program, one should ensure that they download the latest and the most stable version and when you have it , run it. The third step involves getting another program with which the SQL will work with , this is the postgreSQL plugin which also has to work with Java 8+.
With a ready working tool one needs to connect to the server and here you need to ensure that you name your connection as one will be prompted. With everything set up one now has to only run a test by use of some sample queries. It’s advisable to keep checking for any updates on the program as it’s easier to be using the latest software in the market.