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Joe Harry
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Guys,

Don't know if this is the right forum to ask. I'm looking for a free commercial grade query browser to access MySQL database. Any idea on which one would be ideal? Please help!


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Paul Sturrock
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What about the eclipse data tools plugin?


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Joe Harry
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That's fine Paul. But I sometimes don't work with Eclipse. So I'm looking for a seperate client that I can work with independently. Any idea?
Paul Sturrock
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Even if you are developing in Net Beans or any other IDE, is this a reason to prevent you using an eclipse instance just for its data tools perspective?

That aside, there are a million and one other open source SQL clients. SQuirreL SQL is good. Toad is good. Have a google, you will find loads more.
David O'Meara
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Yep, I like Squirrel too.
Joe Harry
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Unfortunately my google search did not return me relevant results for SQuirreL SQL. Anyways thanks guys.
steve souza
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not sure how you missed it. i googled 'squirrel sql' and it was the first thing that came up.

http://www.squirrelsql.org/


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Joe Harry
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Originally posted by steve souza:
not sure how you missed it. i googled 'squirrel sql' and it was the first thing that came up.

http://www.squirrelsql.org/


First of all I didn't know that there is something called SQuirreL SQL. I've mostly used Toad and HeidiSQL. In Google search, I just gave Free SQL Query browser for MySQL and it didn't show SQuirreL.

Anyways, thanks for the information. I got SQuirreL on my system.
Joe Harry
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I didn't know untill now that TOAD also has a freeware for MySQL. Good that I got it today.
Daniel Pride
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MySQL has a query browser with it's GUI toolset

http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/gui-tools/5.0.html
Raj Chila
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dbvizualizer is another good java based sql tool, the good thing about it is as long as you have a driver for a database you can use the dbvizualier to connect to that database.

note: it already comes with some drivers I think. you will find it here
 
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