5.2 MySQL Connections

This section lists connections to all of your MySQL servers, and allows you to load, configure, group, and view information about each MySQL connection. For more information, see Chapter 3, MySQL Connections and Section 4.1, “Creating a MySQL Connection”.

Connection Groups

You may also create groups of connections. Create a group by either right-clicking a connection and choosing the Move to group... context menu option, or you may prefix your connection name with the group name separated by a forward slash (for example, "QA/TestBox") when you create or configure the connection.

Connection Information

The method to view connection information depends on the operating system.

The information will be displayed under the connection tiles, and will appear similar to:

Figure 5.2 Viewing Connection Information

Viewing Connection Information


The Models panel your most recently used models. Each entry lists the date and time that the model was last opened, and its assocated database. For further information about modeling, see Chapter 7, Data Modeling.

To the right of the Models title are three icons. The (+) adds a new model, the (folder) opens an existing model from the disk, and the (>) opens a context menu for additional commands, such as Create EER Model from Database.