Bug #50629 Workbench Error Message UI Hard to Work With
Submitted: 26 Jan 2010 16:37 Modified: 27 Apr 2010 15:50
Reporter: Mike Frank Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Workbench: SQL Editor Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.2.14 OS:Any
Assigned to: Sergei Tkachenko CPU Architecture:Any

[26 Jan 2010 16:37] Mike Frank
Its hard to read WB Editor error messages with only Mouse over option

How to repeat:
write sql with bad syntax and execute

Suggested fix:
See attached pdf. 
Change name of response column to Message
Widen the column and turn on text wrapping for column.
Allow copy from cell so user can easy get error text and email, search with it etc.
[26 Jan 2010 16:38] Mike Frank
WB SQL Syntax Error Msg

Attachment: WBErrorMessageBug.pdf (application/pdf, text), 106.01 KiB.

[26 Jan 2010 17:25] Valeriy Kravchuk
Thank you for the problem report. Verified on Mac OS X.
[27 Jan 2010 17:39] Michael G. Zinner
Sergei, I have designed a simple event display that should be displayed below the event list.

This will solve this problem as it allows the developer to directly see the full multi-line message.

Please make sure that the text in the text boxes is selectable and that the user can copy it to the clipboard.

[1 Feb 2010 13:40] Michael G. Zinner
In addition to the things above, time measurement needs to be added in the output, like it was available in QB: Server execution time & Total processing time including data transfer.

The list of output messages should not be cleared before the execution of a new query. All output messages should be kept, for historic information, including Response messages, query-time information.

To clearly separate old messages from current ones, the old messages should be displayed in gray. Current messages should be displayed in black.

The message icon should be displayed at the first line, not vertically centered (as seen on OS X).
[3 Feb 2010 4:38] Valeriy Kravchuk
Bug #50860 was marked as a duplicate of this one.
[27 Apr 2010 1:24] Johannes Taxacher
this has been adde to release version
[27 Apr 2010 15:50] Tony Bedford
An entry has been added to the 5.2.17 changelog:

In the Output tab of the SQL Editor, if a query produced an error response, it was difficult to read the returned error message. The message could only be read using mouse-over in the Response column, and the error message text could not be copied.

MySQL Workbench has been changed so that the Response column is now renamed to Message. Further, the Message column has been widened, and new Action and Message detail panels have been added, making it easier to read error messages.