This refers to a query tool that is DBMS independent, cross platform. Operating systems that support java runtime environments will comfortably run the tool. 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. The tool comes equipped with a powerful export command to write text files , HTML or SQL . From an external directory one can import data or files including those of compressed nature with the prompt of a command.
Another feature is that of comparing two database schemas in an effort to reveal the differences. When one has two databases that need to be integrated into one ,it’s necessary to have some information to guide which data base will go into which, SQL workbench enables the comparison of two databases and give statements that guide the migration of one statement to another. SQL work bench can format SQL statements and at the same time search for data across a set of columns . When it comes to SQL statements, the tool can auto complete tables and columns with the appropriate commands in place.
Variable substitution and smart prompting is a feature that the SQL tool avails to handle data and SQL statements. The display of objects and their definition is part of the features that the tool comes with. 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. The SQL tool comes in handy to display key constrains between the tables that come through importation.
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. 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. Consider getting postgreSQL plugin with which the SQL workbench works alongside.
After installation of the postgreSQL plugin , one will need to get on aserver and ensure that you name your connection as it will be needed . With the careful implementation of the steps in the correct procedures, the last step is to run a test with sample queries and with the right results from a test run it means everything is good to go.Always ensure that you update your software with the release of new software.