Apart from being free and not dependent on DBMS SQL is a cross platform tool as well. The tool has been written on Java and runs on operating systems that support 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
If you are in need to have two databases compared , the tool can do just that to reveal the differences ,more to this is that the XML output can be transformed into a fitting SQL ALTER statement through the use of XSLT. When one has two databases that need to be integrated into one ,it’s necessary to have some information to guide which data base will go into which, SQL workbench enables the comparison of two databases and give statements that guide the migration of one statement to another. SQL work bench can format SQL statements and at the same time search for data across a set of columns . When it comes to SQL statements, the tool can auto complete tables and columns with the appropriate commands in place.
An advanced feature that the SQL statement bears is variable substitution in SQL statements that also includes the smart prompting for values . To save the difficulty that one may have when it comes to data, the SQL tools displays database objects and the definition. Showing the source of a table is another feature of the SQL tool especially if it has been Imported from another data base. The SQL tool comes in handy to display key constrains between the tables that come through importation.
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. With the Java in place, download the latest and the stable version of SQL tool and finally open it. The third step involves getting another program with which the SQL will work with , this is the postgreSQL plugin which also has to work with Java 8+.
With a ready working tool one needs to connect to the server and here you need to ensure that you name your connection as one will be prompted. With the careful implementation of the steps in the correct procedures, the last step is to run a test with sample queries and with the right results from a test run it means everything is good to go.It’s advisable to keep checking for any updates on the program as it’s easier to be using the latest software in the market.