Bug #73167 Feature request: add parenthesis matching
Submitted: 2 Jul 2014 1:50 Modified: 7 Mar 2019 19:31
Reporter: George Marshall Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Workbench: SQL Editor Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:6,3.10 OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: editor, parens

[2 Jul 2014 1:50] George Marshall
It would be great if SQL Editor in Workbench could highlight matching parentheses, as some code editors do.  It would help in finding syntax errors in complex expressions.

Example: if the cursor is placed next to a paren, the matching paren could be highlighted with bold, a different color, etc.

How to repeat:

Suggested fix:
[28 Oct 2014 18:24] H├ęctor Ayala Inoriza
I agree completely. This need to be developed, it will be very helpful. I need to copy my SQL statements to Notepad ++ to see clearly the matching parenthesis. Greetings!
[9 Oct 2015 18:17] Monte Ohrt
Agree, I cut/paste my queries into an editor that highlights the matching parenthesis. This would be really helpful!
[8 Aug 2016 14:08] Sunandar N Gusti
Already 10 minutes on the web to search for this, eventually it's not supported, yet.
So yes, I vote for this feature.
[15 Jun 2017 1:10] Sai Teja Lakkimsetty
It's 2017 and yet a important feature is still missing.
[15 Jun 2017 9:17] Radu Maftei
Please add this feature if you can. For some of us is the reason why we quit workbench
[16 Aug 2017 0:40] kranthi pab
Please add this
[31 Jan 2018 23:42] MySQL Verification Team
Thank you for the feature request.
[20 Jan 2019 20:16] Philip Odiwuor
Was this feature added?
[21 Jan 2019 8:06] Mike Lischke
If that were the case, this FR would have been closed.
[7 Mar 2019 19:31] Christine Cole
Posted by developer:
Fixed as of the upcoming MySQL Workbench 8.0.16 release, and here's the changelog entry:

The script editor now supports highlighting a matching pair of parenthesis
when one of the pair is selected.

Thank you for the bug report.