Please note that SQL Workbench/J has no relation to the product MySQL WorkbenchLink Arrow which is maintained and owned by Oracle.
If you are looking for MySQL Workbench support please contact Oracle.

SQL Workbench/J requires Java 8 or later

Using Java 11 or later is highly recommended, especially with High-DPI screens.
Build 127 is the last build to support Java 8. Starting with the next build, Java 11 will be required.

Stable release

Current stable release: Build 127, 2020-08-22 (Release History)

The generic package contains the jar file, the manual (HTML and PDF), shell scripts for Linux/Unix based systems (including MacOS) to start the application as well as a Windows® launcher and sample XSLT scripts.

The download includes the language files for English and German. The application's language can be changed from within the options dialog (Tools -> Options).

If you want to import or export Microsoft Excel files (XLS, XLSX) or import OpenOffice Calc documents, download the "Generic package including all optional libraries" (approx. 30MB). If you are in doubt which one to use, download that.

Please see Creating a macOS executable for a short description on how to build a macOS executable using "Automator".

Change in the directory layout!

Starting with build 125 all additional libraries (e.g. for Excel exports) are expected in the sub-directory ext relative to the directory where sqlworkbench.jar is located. The location of the JDBC drivers is not affected by this.

If you download the archive "with optional libraries", the libraries will automatically be extracted into the ext subdirectory and you can remove the existing libraries from directory where sqlworkbench.jar is located.

Please note:

If you have copied the jar files for the Excel and OpenOffice support before, please delete all existing files from the ext subdirectory before extracting the new archive as some of the library names have changed.

Older versions can be downloaded from the download archive

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If you are having problems unzipping the distribution archive with WinZip, please read this.