Bug #89047 Visual explain tooltip cropped
Submitted: 23 Dec 2017 20:01 Modified: 31 May 2018 15:36
Reporter: Matias Fernandez Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Workbench: SQL Editor Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:6.3.10 and 8.0.11RC OS:MacOS (macOS 10.13.x High Sierra x86_64)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: explain, WBBugReporter

[23 Dec 2017 20:01] Matias Fernandez
I installed MySQL workbench and tried to use the visual explain tool but the tooltip that appears over each step of each "box" is being cropped. That means that I cannot see the information that visual explain provides to understand the query plan.

Here is a screenshot of the issue: http://take.ms/j7Tnv

How to repeat:
1. Open MySQL Workbench
2. Connect to a DB
3. Write a query that queries just one table
4. Select the query
5. Click on the button that runs a query explain
6. Hover the box representing the table being scanned
7. The tooltip that appears is cropped, so you cannot see all the information
[24 Dec 2017 19:52] MySQL Verification Team
Thank you for the bug report.
[31 May 2018 15:36] Matias Fernandez
I tested this in 8.0.11RC version and it's still happening. This is marked as non-critical and I understand that is not critical, but not being able to see the tooltips make this tool completely useless in Mac OSX. Because there isn't another way to see the information and recommendations that are being displayed in the tooltips.

Is there any plan on fixing this?
[2 Feb 2023 20:53] Nate Silva
This continues to be an issue on macOS 13.2, MySQL Workbench 8.0.31.

At times I’ve had to find an old Windows PC to run Workbench so I could see the tooltips. The `EXPLAIN FORMAT=JSON` helps but is not a complete replacement for visual explain.