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:
None 
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
Description:
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:
n/a

Suggested fix:
n/a
[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.