Bug #50750 Alter Table/Drop Table should not be next to each other
Submitted: 29 Jan 2010 20:47 Modified: 19 Feb 2010 12:19
Reporter: Martin Pirringer Email Updates:
Status: Won't fix Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Workbench Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:5.2.15 OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: ALTER TABLE, drop table

[29 Jan 2010 20:47] Martin Pirringer
When right clicking on a table the "Alter Table" and "Drop Table" Are right next to each other. If one misses with the mouse one is just one step away from disaster (Dropping a table with thousands of records could be very bad when all one wanted to do is change the length of a column or similar)

How to repeat:
In SQL editor for example right click on a table. 

Suggested fix:
Seperate the features similarly as it was in 5.0 where it was something like

Edit Table
Edit Table Data
Create Table
Drop Table

That way there are a couple of items between the 2 and missing "Edit Table" With the mouse will get you into "Edit Table Data" which is not disasterous like dropping the table
[29 Jan 2010 21:17] Johannes Taxacher
you get a dialog, asking if you really want to drop the table when selecting the drop function - so the chance of accidentally  dropping a table is quite small. the current grouping is based on Data Definition vs Data Manipulation Statements.
[19 Feb 2010 12:19] Susanne Ebrecht
Many thanks for writing a feature request.

After discussion we don't see that we will implement it in foreseeable future.