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. SQL workbench will run SQL scripts as interactive or batch. 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. Importation of files compressed or otherwise is possible from a directory either spreadsheets or XML
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. With some set of command the tool will efficiently format SQL statements and also search for data across columns. 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.
Variable substitution and smart prompting is a feature that the SQL tool avails to handle data and SQL statements. For better understanding of concepts and anything else that may prove to be confusion, the tool is able to display objects and also their definitions. 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. 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.
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.