Quick SQL Snippets in MySQL Workbench

Supercharge your productivity in MySQL Workbench with these ‘click and paste’ SQL code snippets available for any table in a schema. Continue reading and see the ‘Staple Five‘…


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Code Snippets with MySQL Workbench

Each of the 5 following snippets are created exactly the same:

  • Right-click on the target table
  • Click on the Copy to Clipboard menu item
  • Mouse over to the desired snippet item and click that snippet menu item
  • The MySQL code is now copied to your clipboard and can be pasted wherever you need it
1. Select All Statement

This MySQL code snippet creates a fully qualified SELECT query:


2. Create Statement

With this MySQL code snippet, we have the full CREATE TABLE DDL statement:


3. Delete Statement

For the DELETE MySQL code snippet, a WHERE clause is included in the code:


4. Insert Statement

All column names and the accompanying VALUES clause are included in the INSERT statement MySQL code snippet:


5. Update Statement

Each table column is specified in the UPDATE MySQL code snippet:

I hope these snippets are useful for you going forward during your development time in MySQL Workbench. Tell me any of your favorite MySQL Workbench shortcuts in the comments below.

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Disclaimer: The examples presented in this post are hypothetical ideas of how to achieve similar types of results. They are not the utmost best solution(s). The majority, if not all, of the examples provided, are performed on a personal development/learning workstation environment and should not be considered production quality or ready. Your particular goals and needs may vary. Use those practices that best benefit your needs and goals. Opinions are my own.

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