This refers to a query tool that is DBMS independent, cross platform. The tool has been written on Java and runs on operating systems that support java. The main role of the tool is to run SQL scripts and this is on either interactive or batch platforms. The tool has incorporated features such as the ability to edit , put in data or delete the same directly in the query result. The SQL work bench will bring along with it powerful commands that deal with text files of XML, HTML and SQL nature. It’s possible to import a set of files from a directory with one command.
Two databases schemas can be compared for differences and under the same platform an XML output can be transformed to an appropriate SQL ALTER by using XSLT. 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. Automation has taken over and a lot of programs come with some automation features, the SQL tool similarly has the ability to autocomplete tables and columns in SQL statements.
An advanced feature that the SQL statement bears is variable substitution in SQL statements that also includes the 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 tool comes free of charge provided you know from what site to download from. 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. After the Java is installed , get and install the latest released version of the SQL tool and 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 the three programs one can comfortably connect to their server and here you have to name your connection. With everything ready to go one is free to run tests just to prove that the SQL tool is running as it should. Ensure that you are on track with software updates, no one wants to be working with obsolete soft ware.